Erysipeloid of Rosenbach, caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, with its characteristic resistance to conventional methods of treatment, has been a constant source of discouragement to the managing physician. Dermatologists frequently have been hard pressed in the management of this disease because of "hit and miss" methods of treatment, and consequently results are not dependable. Indeed, the disease at times has proved resistant to all methods of treatment, and there have been reports of fatalities, which, fortunately, have been rare.1
In an article by Klauder and co-workers2 the following statement is made regarding treatment: "The disease does not appear to be helped greatly or its course shortened by local treatment with conventional applications, such as boric acid compresses, saturated solution of magnesium sulphate, tincture of iodine, ichthyol ointment, etc." In this same article the following statements appear: "The condition seems more or less
GRISWOLD CM, BOWEN SS. TREATMENT OF ERYSIPELOID BY CRYOTHERAPY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(5):348–350. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510110046011
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