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For 5 days, a 68-year-old woman has been bothered by a painful swelling on her left cheek.
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Excellent photograph of erysipelas. Thank you!
Because of her age, i would have certainly considered Herpes zoster first. Reading the discussion of the case I now appreciate the finer points and will be more alert for signs and symptoms of erysipelas in my elderly patients. Simon Hoogendyk MD