Increasing Incidence, Cost, and Seasonality in Patients Hospitalized for Cellulitis

  title={Increasing Incidence, Cost, and Seasonality in Patients Hospitalized for Cellulitis},
  author={R. Peterson and L. Polgreen and J. Cavanaugh and P. Polgreen},
  journal={Open Forum Infectious Diseases},
  • R. Peterson, L. Polgreen, +1 author P. Polgreen
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Open Forum Infectious Diseases
  • Abstract Using data from the National Inpatient Sample, 1998–2013, we show that hospitalizations for cellulitis have approximately doubled. Costs increased by 118% to $3.74 billion annually. In addition, hospitalizations for cellulitis are highly seasonal, peaking in summer months: incidence during the peak month of July is 35% higher than in February. 
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