Prognosis for victims having Erysipelas is commendable. Usually complications of this
infection aren’t life threatening and maximum situations resolve post antibiotic therapy
without sequelae. (This disease can also get resolved spontaneously even without
Complications of this infection Erysipelas can include the following-:
Some of the most common Erysipelas complications include thrombophlebitis, gangrene, and
abscess. There are some complications that are less common (less than one percent) and these
are streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, septicaemia, endocarditis, and acute
glomerulonephritis. Some rare osteoarticular complications include joints contiguous with
Erysipelas plaques as well as include tendinitis, arthritis, osteitis, and bursitis.
In up to twenty percent cases where patients were with predisposing condition, local
recurrence was reported and it could lead to disabling and disfiguring sequelae like
elephantiasis nostras verrucosa. This is chronic warty edematous condition that is a result of
lymphatic destruction from continuous infection.
Though Erysipelas usually is benign with morality rate less than one percent in treated cases,
this can be fatal especially when victim is associated with bacteremia at much young age, or
is elderly or is immune-compromised patients.