Meaning of erysipeloid in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛrɪˈsɪpəlɔɪd/


mass nounMedicine
  • Dermatitis of the hands due to bacterial infection, occurring mainly among handlers of meat and fish products.

    This is caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a Gram-positive bacterium occurring either as slightly curved rods or as filaments

    ‘They agreed that erysipeloid is an occupational disease which commonly occurs where individuals are handling meat.’
    • ‘Erysipeloid in people can be reduced by an effective herd-vaccination and sanitation strategy.’
    • ‘Erysipeloid usually begins as a localized wound infection but may progress to a generalized septicemia.’