Erysipelas Risk Factors Home › Forums › Pain Diseases and Disorders A-Z › Erysipelas › Erysipelas Risk Factors Tagged: adults over age 60, erysipelas risk factors, fluid buildup, weak immune systems, young children This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Gary MacKenzie 5 months ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts March 19, 2017 at 12:16 am #24423 Gary MacKenzieKeymaster Erysipelas Risk Factors Image source: Shutterstock Who Is at Risk for Erysipelas? Young children (especially 2 to 6 years old) and adults over age 60 are more likely to develop erysipelas. Older adults who have weak immune systems or who have problems with fluid buildup after surgery are at the highest risk. http://www.healthline.com/health/erysipelas#risk-factors Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.