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Milian, Gaston (1871-1945)

Born 1871.

Dermatologist, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris.


Milian's ear sign
To differentiate facial cellulitis from erysipelas the key is to examine the ear. The skin of the pinna is tightly adherent to the cartilage so this acts as a barrier to the spread of infection in cellulitis. However, infection in erysipelas spreads in the lymphatics so that the ear rapidly becomes affected.

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