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Cellulitis

  • Campbell L. Stewart
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Abstract

Suppurative inflammation involving the dermis and subcutis resulting in an expanding area of erythema with nonpalpable borders and associated edema, tenderness, and warmth

Keywords

Bacterial infection Streptococcus Streptococcal infection Stasis dermatitis Contact dermatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Campbell L. Stewart
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  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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