Costs and Consequences Associated With Misdiagnosed Lower Extremity Cellulitis

@article{Weng2017CostsAC,
  title={Costs and Consequences Associated With Misdiagnosed Lower Extremity Cellulitis},
  author={Qing Yu Weng and Adam B Raff and Jeffrey M Cohen and Nicole S. Gunasekera and Jean-Phillip Okhovat and Priyanka Vedak and Cara J. Joyce and Daniela Kroshinsky and Arash Mostaghimi},
  journal={JAMA Dermatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={153},
  pages={141–146}
}
Importance Inflammatory dermatoses of the lower extremity are often misdiagnosed as cellulitis (aka “pseudocellulitis”) and treated with antibiotics and/or hospitalization. There is limited data on the cost and complications from misdiagnosed cellulitis. Objective To characterize the national health care burden of misdiagnosed cellulitis in patients admitted for treatment of lower extremity cellulitis. Design, Setting, and Participants Cross-sectional study using patients admitted from the… Expand

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