Clinical Features Of Cellulitis | Pediatric Oncall


Last Updated : 1/2/2014
Font-size :  
Neha Bansal
Clinical Features
Patients present with fever and

painful, red, swelling of the subcutaneous tissue of the body part

. The most common body parts affected are legs and the digits followed by face, feet, hands and torso.

Signs of inflammation

are present like warmth, redness and swelling. Children most often present with periorbital or orbital cellulitis with underlying sinusitis due to Hib infection. (2)

Perianal Cellulitis

is most often implicated with Group A streptococcus and occurs almost exclusively in toddlers and young children. (2,5)


Contributor Information and Disclosures Neha Bansal
MBBS, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

First Created : 1/15/2013
Last Updated : 1/2/2014
Contributor Information and Disclosures

Last Updated : 1/2/2014
Previous Authors :
Advertisements by :    Mega-CV by Aristo IndoIV by Sun Pharma
Disclaimer: The information given by is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.