Acute, spreading erythematous superficial infection of skin and SC tissues:
Variety of pathogens
Extension into deeper tissues can result in necrotizing soft tissue infection
Common to all syndromes:
Pain, tenderness, warmth
Edema or induration
Tender regional lymphadenopathy
Accompanying SC abscess possible
Consider local prevalence of resistant path...
History of immune suppression
Concurrent chronic medical illnesses
Unable to take oral medications
Strep and staph are most common causes
CA-MRSA now significant cause of cellulitis, frequent enough to warrant including coverage in empiric treatment
Clinicians not accurate at iden...
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682.3 Cellulitis and abscess of upper arm and forearm
682.6 Cellulitis and abscess of leg, except foot
682.9 Cellulitis and abscess of unspecified sites
682.0 Cellulitis and abscess of face
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