Fast Five Quiz: Cellulitis

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


May 22, 2023

Because recurrent cellulitis after successful treatment is common, management of risk factors that increase recurrence (eg, chronic edema, dermatomycosis, venous disease, obesity) is important to decrease the risk for further episodes of cellulitis, and such management should be the first line in prevention. Antibiotic prophylaxis is effective; however, its use should be limited to nonpurulent cellulitis with appropriate risk factor management.

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