CELLULITIS

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Neha Bansal
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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)

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


First Created : 1/15/2013
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