How is erysipelas diagnosed?

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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