Fast Five Quiz: Cellulitis Key Aspects

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


January 23, 2020

The term "cellulitis" is commonly used to indicate a nonnecrotizing inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, usually from acute infection. Cellulitis usually follows a breach in the skin, although a portal of entry may not be obvious; the breach may involve microscopic skin changes or the invasive qualities of certain bacteria. Cellulitis may progress to serious illness by uncontrolled contiguous spread, including via the lymphatic or circulatory systems. Associated conditions or complications include lymphangitis; abscess formation; and, rarely, gangrenous cellulitis or necrotizing fasciitis.

Are you familiar with key aspects of this condition, as well as best practices and recommendations for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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