HAROLD L. AMOSS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Recrudescences and relapses are not uncommon in streptococcal infections. In facial erysipelas, the lesion may subside and the skin become almost normal but suddenly within a few hours all the signs and symptoms may return. When this occurs in facial erysipelas we have learned to suspect the presence of sinusitis. An example will illustrate this type of recrudescence:
Italian girl, aged sixteen years, admitted on the sixth day of an erysipelas infection involving both sides of the face, marked cervical adenitis and pharyngitis with obstruction to breathing. There was tenderness over both maxillary sinuses.
The symptoms of toxemia disappeared quickly
AMOSS HL. Treatment of Recurrent Erysipelas1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:500–504. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-4-500
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(4):500-504.
Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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