Cellulitis: current insights into pathophysiology and clinical management.

@article{Cranendonk2017CellulitisCI,
  title={Cellulitis: current insights into pathophysiology and clinical management.},
  author={Duncan R. Cranendonk and Adriana P. M. Lavrijsen and Muhammed Suleman and W Joost Wiersinga},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={75 9},
  pages={
          366-378
        }
}
Cellulitis is a bacterial skin and soft tissue infection which occurs when the physical skin barrier, the immune system and/or the circulatory system are impaired. Diabetes, obesity and old age are associated with defects in all of these areas and as a result are major predisposing factors for cellulitis. In this review, we summarise current insights into the pathophysiology of cellulitis and place the Dutch guidelines on the clinical management of cellulitis of the lower extremities in… CONTINUE READING

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