Erysipelas Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 29, 2018
  • Author: Loretta S Davis, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Erysipelas can be differentiated from cellulitis by its characteristically raised, advancing edges and sharply demarcated borders, reflecting its more superficial nature. Cellulitis has no lymphatic component and exhibits indiscreet margins.

Differential Diagnoses