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Image Number 471 (Cellulitis)

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Diagnosis: Cellulitis

Site: Leg

Sex: M

Age: 60

Type: Clinical

Description: Erythematous tender swelling

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Cellulitis is an acute infection of dermis and subcutaneous tissues characterized by erythema, edema, warmth, and tenderness of the affected area.  Most common causative agents are group A streptococci and staphylococcus aureus.  Regional lymphadenopathy and fever may be associated.  The margin of cellulitis is not palpable.

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