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Image Number 2515 (Cellulitis)


Diagnosis: Cellulitis

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 32

Type: Clinical

Description: Traumatic ecthyma and periorbial swelling

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis


 Man who works as a gardener injured his face on the job. A few days later, developed oozing erosion and pain at the site of injury. 24 hours later, he developed marked swelling of the periorbital region and more subtle  swelling of the cheek. Traumatic ecthyma (deep impetigo) plus localized, ipsilateral cellulitis. Cultures positive for MRSA. Admitted for intravenous antibiotics.

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