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CELLULITIS

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DEFINITION

- Is a inflammation of the
connective tissue underlying
the skin,that can be caused
by a bacterial infection.
- Can be caused by normal
skin flora or by exogenous
bacteria.
 PAIN AND TENDERNESS

 EDEMA

 ABNORMAL REDNESS OF THE SKIN


 SKIN THAT IS WARM TO THE TOUCH

 FEVER

 CHILLS
DIAGNOSIS

 CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS
 APPEARANCE OF SKIN
 BLOOD TEST AND WOUND CULTURE
 REDDENED @ RASH SKIN
 FACIAL LINING
CAUSES
• BACTERIA GROUP A
STREPTOCOCCUS @
STAPHYLOCOCCUS
• PREDISPOSING CONDITION
• BURN AND BOILS
• MINOR FOOT LESION
• OBESITY PEOPLE
 Rest affected limb or area.
 Clean the wound site-with debridement of

dead tissue if necessary.


 Oral antibiotics.

 Admission & intravenous(IV) therapy.


 Flucloxacillin monotherapy-mild cellulitis.
 Oral phenoxymethyl penicillin.

 Intravenous benzylpenicillin.

 Ampicillin/amoxicillin.

 Pain relief-exercise pain


 GOOD HYGIENE

 GOOD WOUND CARE

 CHANGE BANDAGE DAILY

 SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE


 OLD AGE

 DIABETIS MELLITUS

 OBESITY

 SURGICAL WOUND
 ULCERS

 EDEMA

 BROKEN OPEN SKIN


REFERENCES
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 MFMER.‘Cellulitis’.3 July 2002.Mayo Foundation for
Medical Education and Research.30 Oct.2003 [1].
 NLM.’Group A streptococcal infections’.2002.National
Library of Medicine.30 Oct.2003 [2].
 Pankey,George A.“Approach to rashes and infections of the
skin and subcutaneous tissues.”Textbook of internal
medicine.2nd ed. 2 vols. Philadelphia:J.B. Lippincott
Company,1992.
 Cellulitis Overview (with picture).
 Retrieved from “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulitis”