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[A sudden redness and swelling of the face]

M D Vos, R R M Bos, A Vissink
Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde 2009, 116 (7): 383-6
Two patients were referred to a department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a redness and swelling of the face which had suddenly developed together with a mild illness. The diagnosis of erysipelas was made clinically. This skin infection is generally caused by betahaemolytic streptococci group-A. Treatment is generally in the first instance medicinal. The drugs of choice for treating erysipelas in the vast majority of cases are narrow-spectrum penicillins.

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