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What is Erysipelas, the known disease of former Pope Benedict XVI?

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Since last Wednesday, December 28, there was information on the effects of The state of health of former Pope Benedict XVI, Who resigned from his post in 2013.

It was Pope Francis who warned about his predecessor’s condition, asking the faithful to pray for him as he recovers.

“A special prayer for Benedict XVI, who is silently supporting the Church and is very ill,” said the Argentine pontiff.

Although no further details were given, this Friday Vatican press office director Matteo Bruni spoke to suggest that the German is “stable within gravity.”

“The Pope Emeritus was able to rest well last night. He also attended Mass yesterday afternoon in his room. His condition is currently stable,” it noted in a statement.

The spokesman also said that Joseph Ratzinger is “absolutely lucid and cautious” despite the fact that his health condition complicated by his advanced age.

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What does former Pope Benedict XVI have erysipelas?

Few details of the 95-year-old German man’s life are available since his resignation. In this context, it is not known that what is the disease that is troubling him at this time.

it is only known that for some time he has been suffering snake, It is defined by Medline Plus as “a type of skin infection that affects the top layer and local lymph nodes”.

According to specialized medical portals, it is “an effect caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This infection can affect both children and adults.”

Symptoms include fever, chills, and the appearance of “skin ulcers with a sharp, raised border”. As the infection spreads, the skin becomes very painful, red, swollen, and warm. Blisters can form on the skin.

Joseph Ratzinger’s disease can be treated with antibiotics, although they must be given intravenously if the infection worsens.

Medical supervision is recommended when the diagnosis is made, because if the infection is complicated, the bacteria can travel in the blood and spread to the heart valves, joints, and bones.

No more info at the moment Health status of former Pope Benedict XVITherefore, Catholic believers only have official reports from the Vatican to show that man has improved compared to the complications of the past.

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