How is erysipelas diagnosed?

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Usually, doctors can recognize erysipelas just by looking at the infected skin. The condition has a distinctive set of symptoms that makes it easy to diagnose on sight. In rare cases, a skin biopsy may be taken, but this is not usually the case.

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Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosing a bacterial infection typically includes evaluation by a physician. In order to determine the type of infection from bacteria, the doctor will first perform a physical exam, looking at symptoms such as a fever, sore thr...

oat or cough. The physician may then collect blood or urine samples; take x-rays; and take a throat culture for lab analysis.
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