Occurrence in United States

Isolated situations are rule with erysipelas, though epidemics previously have been reported.

Throughout mid-20th century, incidences of erysipelas decreased, possibly because of

antibiotic development, decreased virulence, and

improved sanitation. However, increasing

case of this condition was noted since late 1980s.

Change in distribution right from face to lower extremities is much likely associated to aging

population having risk factors like lymphedema. Nearly, 85 percent of erysipelas cases occur

on legs rather than on face.