Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Cellulitis?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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November 30, 2015

The term cellulitis is commonly used to indicate a nonnecrotizing inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, a process usually related to acute infection that does not involve the fascia or muscles. Cellulitis is characterized by localized pain, swelling, tenderness, erythema, and warmth. It has been classically considered an infection without formation of abscess (nonpurulent), purulent drainage, or ulceration. Cellulitis may overlap with other conditions, so that the macular erythema coexists with nodules, areas of ulceration, and frank abscess formation (purulent cellulitis). How much do you know about this condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.

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