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Unformatted text preview: Learning Issue: Cellulitis presentation in Skin Name: GINA HENDRICKS Definition Cellulitis is a superficial inflammatory condition of the skin and underlying tissues characterized by erythema, warmth, and tenderness of the involved area. Symptoms Variable with the causative organism: • V i b ri o v u l n if ic u s : la rg er h e m or rh a gi c b ul la e, c el lu lit is , ly m • Erysipelas : superficial-spreading, warm, erythematous lesion distinguished by its indurated and elevated margin; lymphatic involvement and vesicle formation are common. p h a d e ni ti s, m y o si ti s; of te n fo u n d in cr iti c al ly ill p at ie nt s in se pt ic s h o c k. • H a e m o p h il u s i n fl u e n z a e c el lu li ti s : ar e a in v ol v e d is a bl u e- re d/ p ur pl e- re d c ol or ; o c c ur s m ai nl y in c hi ld re n; g e n er al ly in v ol v es th e fa c e in c hi ld re n a n d th e n e c k or u p p er c h es t in a d ul ts . S ta p h yl o c o c c al c el lu li ti s : ar e a in v ol v e d is er yt h e m at o u s, h ot , a n d s w ol le n; di ff er...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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