DDX Diagnostic considerations

DDX Diagnostic considerations

Erysipelas differential diagnosis includes the following:

 Tuberculoid leprosy

 Scarlet fever

 Polychondritis

 Herpes zoster

 Granuloma faciale

 Erythema nodosum

 Erythema induratum

 Erysipeloid

 Erysipelas carcinomatosum

 Dermatophytid

 Angioneurotic edema

Erysipelas could get differentiated from the cellulitis by its advancing

edges, sharply

demarcated, and characteristically raised borders, reflecting more superficial nature of it.

Cellulitis is having no lymphatic component as well as exhibits indiscreet margins.