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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

Key Points Erysipelas and cellulitis are infections of the dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin that are rapidly progressive and are often accompanied by systemic signs, such as fever, leukocytosis, and elevated markers of systemic inflammatio…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…tibiotic classes for uncomplicated skin infections, including cellulitis. Limited data suggests that macrolide antibiotics may be more effective penicillins for cellulitis; given the increase in macrolide resistance, caution should be used when consi…

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Venous Stasis: Key Points

…ion in the management of stasis dermatitis is lower extremity cellulitis. Cellulitis is typically unilateral, whereas stasis dermatitis is classically bilateral. Cellulitis is commonly accompanied by signs of systemic infection, such as fever and leu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

References Bailey E, Kroshinsky D (2011) Cellulitis: diagnosis and management, Derm Therapy, 24:229-239. Kilburn SA, Featherstone P, Higgins B, Brindle R (2010) Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6(…

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Venous Stasis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Necrobiosis lipoidica Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Cellulitis Note: Cellulitis tends to be unilateral, not bilateral, and is accompanied by signs of systemic infection, such as fever and leukocytosis….

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…include acne, pilonidal cyst, acne conglobata, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (also known as the follicular occlusion tetrad). Lesions of HS must be monitored for development of squamous cell carcinoma. Progression is often relentless and def…

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…tics to provide coverage for staphylococcal and streptococcal cellulitis. Subsequent steps Continue compression and elevation therapy. Xerosis or superficial desquamation frequently follows stasis dermatitis; apply an emollient regularly as needed. A…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erysipelas Cellulitis Differential diagnosis Deep vein thrombosis Venous stasis dermatitis Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Panniculitis Contact dermatitis…

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