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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 inflammat…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…dence supporting the use of particular antibiotic classes for cellulitis; limited data suggests that macrolide antibiotics may be more effective than penicillin antibiotics for cellulitis. There is similarly limited data to support the use of intrave…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

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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(…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Initial Evaluation

…ential 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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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…require aggressive therapy with antibiotics for infection or cellulitis and local dressings. Low-dose interferon alpha, 3 million units three times weekly, is well tolerated and over several months may lead to marked improvement and clinical remissi…

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…

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