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Erysipelas

Summary of Erysipelas
Erysipelas is an acute infection typically with a skin rash, usually on any of the legs and toes, face, arms, and fingers. It is an infection of the upper dermis and superficial lymphatics, usually caused by beta-hemolytic group A Streptococcus bacteria on scratches or otherwise infected areas. Erysipelas is more superficial than cellulitis, and is typically more raised and demarcated.

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A 64-year-old female has a rash on her right lower extremity several days after undergoing a right mastectomy. Physical examination shows a red, swollen area that is sharply demarcated, painful to the touch, and appears similar in consistency to an orange peel. Which of the following is the most likely infectious agent?

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