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cellulitis

[‚sel·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of connective tissue, especially the loose subcutaneous tissue.
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Cellulitis affects around 21 million people each year, resulting in more than 17,000 deaths worldwide, making it a global health priority, they said.
The patients who received antibiotics and prednisone had more severe cellulitis (most had bullous cellulitis) than the patients in the control group.
In this study, the demographic and clinical features, underlying etiology, laboratory and radiological findings, treatment and complications in patients who had been diagnosed with preseptal or orbital cellulitis during childhood were evaluated retrospectively.
"Her neck swelled up and the doctor prescribed her antibiotics, but the swelling didn't go down so I took her to Alder Hey, who took a swab off her neck and confirmed she had contracted cellulitis as a result of coming into contact with rodents.
The electronic database listed all the patients older than 18 years of age who required hospitalization for cellulitis between January 2010 and June 2016.
The treating physician or provider was then questioned for their patient's final diagnosis: cellulitis, abscess, or abscess with surrounding cellulitis.
The most common microbes causing orbital cellulitis are streptococcus and staphylococcus species.
Infection limited to the tissues in the anterior part of the orbital septum and to the palpebrae was defined as preseptal cellulitis, whereas infections behind the orbital septum were considered orbital cellulitis.
Analyzing hospital discharge data from a national inpatient health care database (the National Inpatient Sample) from 1998 to 2011 of more than 108 million hospital admissions (of which 1.3% were for cellulitis), the investigators found that the odds of a hospital admission for cellulitis increased with higher temperatures, with a dose-response pattern.
Contact dermatitis has been known at times to appear like and be mistakenly treated as cellulitis. (1) We report such a case where a patient who received several months of wound care treatments due to misdiagnosed contact dermatitis.
In this case report, we describe a patient diagnosed with Streptococcus-induced cellulitis and subsequent development of anaphylactoid purpura successfully treated with prednisolone.
Skin Infections: Focus on Cellulitis and MRSA Tuesday, November 22,2016,7:00-9:00 p.m.