TITLE

Diagnosis and management of cellulitis

AUTHOR(S)
Phoenix, Gokulan; Das, Saroj; Joshi, Meera
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;8/11/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7869, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the most recent evidence in the diagnosis and management of cellulitis. Cellulitis is an acute, spreading, pyogenic inflammation of skin that results in high morbidity. It is caused by a wide range of organisms, but mainly by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. Lymphoedema is both a predisposing factor and a complication of cellulitis which requires active management. Cellulitis can be diagnosed by acute, tender, erythematous, and swollen area of skin at the lower extremities. Blood investigations do not appear to be clinically useful for diagnosis. Rest, elevation of any affected limbs, and analgesia are suggested modes of treatment, however, in severe cases a person should be administered intravenous antibiotic.
ACCESSION #
78437801

 

Related Articles

  • Cellulitis.  // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Jan2017, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p7 

    The article discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cellulitis. Topics covered include cellulitis as a bacterial infection that usually affects the deeper layers of the skin and the layers of fat beneath, the risk factors of cellulitis such as wounds, cuts, or incisions, skin...

  • Consider fungal infection, not diabetes, as risk factor. S. Halpern, James // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/8/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7873, p28 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Diagnosis and management of cellulites," by G. Phoenix and colleagues in the August 7, 2012 issue.

  • Prednisone.  // Reactions Weekly;7/7/2012, Issue 1409, p38 

    The article describes the case of an 82-year-old woman who developed cellulitis and bacteraemia from Shewanella algae following the administration of prednisone for polymyalgia rheumatica.

  • An unusual case of bilateral cellulitis. Perry, Margaret // Practice Nursing;Feb2012, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p88 

    The article discusses the diagnosis and treatment for bilateral cellulites. It also mentions the significance of patient education in preventing the recurrence of the infection. It presents a case study on a 26-year-old male who was diagnosed with bilateral cellulitis with symptoms of redness...

  • Diagnosing, assessing and managing cellulitis in the community.  // Journal of Community Nursing;Oct/Nov2014, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p92 

    No abstract available.

  • High Prevalence of Abscesses and Cellulitis among Community-Recruited Injection Drug Users in San Francisco. Binswanger, Ingrid A.; Kral, Alex H.; Bluthenthal, Ricky N.; Rybold, Daniel J.; Edlin, Brian R. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/1/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p579 

    Examines the prevalence of and risk factors for abscesses and cellulitis among a community sample of injection drug users. Relationship between the likelihood of abscesses and cellulitis and the frequency of skin-popping and duration of injection drug use; Risk factors for infections;...

  • Prophylactic penicillin cuts risk of recurrent cellulitis.  // BMJ: British Medical Journal;5/11/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7907, p9 

    The article discusses a placebo controlled trial which resulted in the reduction of the recurrence in cellulitis.

  • Risk Factor Analysis for Breast Cellulitis Complicating Breast Conservation Therapy. Brewer, Valerie H.; Hahn, Kevin A.; Rohrbach, Barton W.; Bell, John L.; Baddour, Larry M. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2000, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p654 

    Analyzes the risk factors for the development of breast cellulitis among patients who have undergone breast conservation therapy for early-stage breast cancer. Forms of breast conservation therapy; Identified risk factors for infection following breast conservation therapy; Significant...

  • Erratum to: Gemcitabine Associated Pseudocellulitis. Singh, Abhijai; Hampole, Hemanth // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Apr2013, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p600 

    A correction to the article "Gemcitabine Associated Pseudocellulitis" that was published in the December 2012 issue is presented.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics