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Medical Term:

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

 

Definition: a species that causes swine erysipelas, human erysipeloid, nonsuppurative polyarthritis in lambs, and septicemia in mice, and commonly infects fish handlers; it is the type species of the genus Erysipelothrix.

Synonym(s): Erysipelothrix insidiosa

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