Podcast #97: Cellulitis

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Author:  Ian Gillman PA-C

Educational Pearls:

  • While cellulitis is a very common condition seen in the ER, there are other conditions that can mimic cellulitis.
  • Some of these conditions are gout, pseudogout, erythema migrans, gas gangrene, osteomyelitis, and necrotizing fasciitis.
  • An ultrasound can be performed to confirm cellulitis, which would be indicated by cobble-stoning on the image (indicated in image below).
  • Treatment and management include antibiotic therapy and marking the area of redness to follow any progression of the cellulitis.

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Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/cellulitis/

References:  http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2012280-overview

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