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Case Study Cellulitis: A 6 month-old male with a past medical history of eczema presents to the clinic today with a chief complaint of a reddened...

Case Study Cellulitis:

A 6 month-old male with a past medical history of eczema presents to the clinic today with a chief complaint of a reddened area over the inner left thigh. The area is warm, mildly swollen and tender with a central lump. He started having tactile fevers, irritability, and poor feeding today which prompted the mother to bring him for evaluation.

VS: T 38.5, P 110, R 26

He is fussy but distractible with a pacifier. He has a left upper inner thigh erythematous lesion measuring 3 x 4 cm. The skin over the area is mildly indurated, warm, brightly erythematous, and tender. Near the center of the lesion, a 1x2 cm raised and fluctuant pustule filled with purulent material is noted. There is no joint involvement.

  1.        What other assessments do you want to make or history questions do you want to ask?
  2.        What are your primary concern for this child/family?
  3.      What medical care do you anticipate from the provider?
  4.        What education will you give the family before discharge?

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