Rash Erysipelas Underlying Cause
Erysipelas is caused by the following bacteria:
Bacteria are normally on the surface of the skin. The skin acts as a barrier against infection by the bacteria. When the skin is injured, the bacteria can enter the skin and cause an infection.
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