NICE Bites Cellulitis
NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. This edition covers antimicrobial prescribing in cellulitis and erysipelas. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG141]
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with cellulitis and erysipelas. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in September 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about cellulitis from bug bites
Cellulitis is a skin infection that can occur at sites of skin breakage, including those due to bug bites. Learn more about the signs and symptoms, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Intravenous ceftriaxone at home versus intravenous flucloxacillin in hospital for children with cellulitis: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Australian study (n=180) found that the institutional cost per patient episode was lower with home ceftriaxone vs inpatient flucloxacillin (AUS$1965 vs $3775). As the QALY improvement was also greater with cetriaxone, cost-effectiveness analysis was redundant. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana mother-of-two, 26, almost lost her leg to a deadly bacterial infection during vacation
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Taylor Bryant, 26, from Indianapolis, Indiana, was diagnosed with cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection that physicians believe she contracted in Tennessee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much iron may cause skin infections
According to a large-scale new study, iron levels that are excessively high may cause bacterial skin infections, such as cellulitis and abscesses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

The Challenges of Diagnosing Lower-limb Cellulitis The Challenges of Diagnosing Lower-limb Cellulitis
Why is cellulitis so often misdiagnosed? This review highlights the range of alternative pathologies that can be mistaken for cellulitis.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

What to D.O.: Steroids for Cellulitis Reduce Symptoms, Bouncebacks
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O. Source Type: news

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing DRAFT guidance consultation
This DRAFT guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for cellulitis and erysipelas. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It does not cover diagnosis. Registered Stakeholders have until 10 May 2019 to comment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellulitis Readmissions Common, Costly, Preventable Cellulitis Readmissions Common, Costly, Preventable
Readmission after hospitalization for cellulitis is"common and costly and may be preventable," researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is orbital cellulitis?
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications if a person does not get treatment. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 11 causes of swollen ankles
Swollen ankles, or edema, are a common symptom of a variety of conditions. Learn more about the causes of swollen ankles, including lymphedema, pregnancy, cellulitis, and blood clots, here. We also cover how best to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Cellulitis or Cellulitis Mimic? How to Tell the Difference Cellulitis or Cellulitis Mimic? How to Tell the Difference
Real cases seen by an ID specialist in recent weeks illustrate conditions that can mimic cellulitis and lead to inappropriate antibiotic therapies.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Not just good for your gut: Probiotics found to eliminate certain bacteria
(Natural News) Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens in the world. The bacteria have been shown to cause various health problems, including boils, cellulitis, food poisoning, septic arthritis, and toxic shock syndrome, which lead to millions of deaths worldwide. Healthcare professionals often recommend patients suffering from S. aureus infections to take antibiotics. Unfortunately,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellulitis Risk Score May Help Guide IV Antibiotic Therapy in Children Cellulitis Risk Score May Help Guide IV Antibiotic Therapy in Children
Pediatricians from Australia have developed and validated a simple risk-assessment score to help guide decisions regarding antibiotic therapy for cellulitis in children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Things are not always what they seem: two cases of child maltreatment presenting with common pediatric chief complaints - Vukovic AA, Poole MD, Hoehn EF, Caldwell AK, Schondelmeyer AC.
We describe 2 cases of child maltreatment who presented as common pediatric conditions: preseptal cellulitis and gastroenteritis. The first case is an 8-year-old girl who presented with progressive right eye pain, swelling, and discharge. She was initially... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

InFocus: Distinguishing Peritonsillar Abscess from Cellulitis
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections
Women given alternatives to first-line cephalosporins showed a higher risk of surgical site infections, abscess, cellulitis, and other adverse outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

6-day antibiotic cellulitis therapy results in faster, greater relapse than 12-day course
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Cellulitis treated with a six-day course of intravenous antibiotic flucloxacillin resulted in greater rates of relapse at 90 days post treatment despite having similar short-term results to that of the 12-day course, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effusion and Cancer; Wealth and Death: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include diagnosing cellulitis, managing pleural effusion, antibiotics and antacids in children linked to allergy, and loss of wealth and mortality (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Early dermatologist consultation for cellulitis saves costs
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Anticoagulation Post-Surgery; ARDS Tx: It's PodMed Double T (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- Also: dermatology consults for cellulitis in the hospital, and avoiding delirium in the ICU (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitis
This study finds early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs& reduce hospitalization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff
Henri and his sister, Lucienne From the time he was born, Henri has been very reactive — to everything. As a baby, he was allergic to milk and soy, which led to weeping eczema all over his body. His allergies meant frequent ear infections and sinus infections. As a toddler, he was anemic and underweight. He had two urinary tract infections (UTIs) with fevers. At age 3, he had a circumcision because of the repeated UTIs. At age 4, a sinus infection spread to his eye orbit. Every sunscreen on the market gave him (and still gives him) a rash. At age 5, a bug bite on his ear led to a cartilage infection that required ant...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Marie Vedder Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories C-diff fecal transplant gastroenterology Lori Zimmerman Sonia Ballal Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cellulitis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clayton woman almost lost sight after scratching her nose
Anita Clark, 50, from Clayton, Manchester, was terrified when her face doubled in size and a huge blister developed across both cheeks. She had cellulitis - a deadly infection that can cause sepsis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman almost lost her sight after SCRATCHING HER NOSE
Anita Clark, 50, from Clayton, Manchester, was terrified when her face doubled in size and a huge blister developed across both cheeks. She had cellulitis - a deadly infection that can cause sepsis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for the prevention of recurrent erysipelas and cellulitis
This Cochrane Review has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It found that prophylactic antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent cellulitis during treatment but may not reduce risk after completion of treatment prophylactic antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent cellulitis during treatment but may not reduce risk after completion of treatment (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ongoing Antibiotic Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Cellulitis Recurrence Ongoing Antibiotic Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Cellulitis Recurrence
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Just Because It's Red Doesn't Mean It's Infected! Just Because It's Red Doesn't Mean It's Infected!
A red and swollen extremity may not always lead to a diagnosis of cellulitis. What can be done to minimize the misdiagnosis of this condition?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Erysipelas: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Erysipelas is a form of cellulitis that affects only the top layers of the skin. In this article, learn about its causes and how to prevent outbreaks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mom's Viral 'Behind The Scenes' Photo Reveals The Reality Of Instagram Perfection
After posting a “perfect” selfie, a U.K.-based mom and blogger followed up with a powerful message about body image.  On May 16, Tova Leigh posted a photo of herself on Instagram, along with a caption about corsets and unrealistic body image standards.  A post shared by Tova Leigh (@tova_leigh) on May 16, 2017 at 5:57am PDT After receiving tons of “likes” and compliments from friends, Leigh made the selfie her profile picture on Facebook.   But she later felt guilt about her choice of photo and the filters and edits she used to create it. On May 28, the mom shared a fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis
Cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole yielded no better clinical cure rates than cephalexin monotherapy, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Adding TMP/SMX to Cephalexin May Not Boost Cure Rate in Uncomplicated Cellulitis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM For patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, adding trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) to cephalexin may offer no benefit beyond cephalexin alone, a JAMA study finds.Some 500 patients older than 12 years seen in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Matlock man suffered 2 year infection after ant bite
Geoff Stevens, 74, was helping to set up a Christmas fair in Matlock, Derbyshire, in 2014 when he accidentally trod on an ant hill and was bitten. He has since been diagnosed with deadly cellulitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas bull nettle (cnidoscolus texanus) exposures reported to Texas poison centers - Forrester MB.
This study characterizes C texanus exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Cellulitis can be life-threatening, so prompt treatment is key
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes cellulitis, and how is it treated? ANSWER: Cellulitis?is a bacterial infection that typically affects the deeper layers of your skin and the layer of fat just beneath. It?s quite common, especially among middle-aged and older adults. Most often, cellulitis occurs when a crack or cut in your skin allows bacteria [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study defines global burden of skin disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A study published today in JAMA Dermatology combines the prevalence of skin diseases around the world with their likelihood of creating disability across the lifespan to define the following 10 most challenging conditions (arranged in order of decreasing 'disability-adjusted life years'): dermatitis, acne, hives, psoriasis, viral skin diseases, fungal skin diseases, scabies, melanoma, pyoderma, cellulitis, non-melanoma skin cancer, decubitus ulcer, and alopecia areata. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antibiotics After Cesarean Curb Infection in Obese Women Antibiotics After Cesarean Curb Infection in Obese Women
Reductions in surgical-site infections and cellulitis were particularly dramatic in obese women with ruptured membranes who received antibiotics after a cesarean delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Lymphangitis from Scolopendra heros envenomation: the Texas redheaded centipede - Essler SE, Julakanti M, Juergens AL.
Envenomation by Scolopendra heros, the Texas redheaded centipede, can present variably. Although transient pain and erythema are often treated conservatively, complications may include cellulitis, necrosis, myocardial infarction, and rhabdomyolysis. We pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Two Midnights, One New Challenge
This report stated: “Medicare beneficiaries had 1.5 million (limited?) observation stays in 2012; an additional 1.4 million long outpatient stays, and 1.1 million short inpatient stays”. Beneficiaries had over 600,000 hospital stays that lasted 3 nights or more but did not qualify them for SNF services.” Clearly a lot of money is on the table here. The report also noted wide variation and inconsistency in hospitals’ use of inpatient and observation/outpatient designation for similar diagnostic groupings. According to the OIG, many beneficiaries treated with observation stays incurred huge bills from...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How that dreadful cold could actually be a SKIN INFECTION like cellulitis
Mark Palmer from South-West London caught what he  thought was a head cold while on holiday. Instead it turned out to be a nasty cellulitis infection in his leg, which eventually could have killed him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellulitis: Misdiagnoses Common and Costly Cellulitis: Misdiagnoses Common and Costly
One third of patients admitted to the hospital for cellulitis were misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary hospitalizations and avoidable health costs, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Skin condition often misdiagnosed as bacterial problem
HealthDay News Misdiagnosis of the bacterial skin condition cellulitis often leads to unnecessary antibiotic use and hospitalizations, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Condition Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem
Inaccurately diagnosed cellulitis leads to unnecessary antibiotics, hospitalizations Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Cellulitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Condition Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem
FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 -- Misdiagnosis of the bacterial skin condition cellulitis often leads to unnecessary antibiotic use and hospitalizations, a new study says. About one-third of people diagnosed with cellulitis don't actually have it,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news