Saturday, December 15, 2007

Approach to the patient with presumed cellulitis.

Approach to the patient with presumed cellulitis.

Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2007

Kroshinsky D, Grossman ME, Fox LP.
Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Dermatologists frequently are consulted in the evaluation and management of the patient with cellulitic-appearing skin. For routine cellulitis, the clinical presentation and patient symptoms are usually sufficient for an accurate diagnosis. However, when the clinical presentation is somewhat atypical, or if the patient fails to respond to appropriate therapy for cellulitis because of routine bacterial pathogens, the differential diagnosis should be rapidly expanded. We discuss the approach to the patient with presumed cellulitis, with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of cellulitis in both the immunocompetent and immunucompromised patient.

PMID: 18070684 [PubMed - in process]

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At 3:41 PM, Blogger Dr Oli BDS said...

As a dental practitioner for the past 30 years, I thought I knew all there was to know on this topic.
But my 25 year old daughter suddenly developed a lower border mandibular swelling adjacent to a composite filled molar tooth.
It was particularly worrying due to her earlier history involving schwannoma/ neurofibroma of her sciatic nerve.
I will keep you posted as things come to light. Also she is penicillin allergic!


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