Diagnosing and managing lower limb cellulitis.

  • Wingfield C
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The diagnosis of lower limb cellulitis requires careful and structured assessment. This article looks at the assessment, diagnosis and management of cellulitis, focusing on the lower limb. Assessment should include good skin examination as active skin disease, such as venous stasis eczema and athlete's foot (tinea pedis), is often overlooked as a primary cause of lower limb cellulitis and recurrent episodes.

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  • Acute Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis/di [Diagnosis]
  • Cellulitis/nu [Nursing]
  • Cellulitis/th [Therapy]
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Foot Dermatoses
  • Foot Dermatoses/di [Diagnosis]
  • Foot Dermatoses/nu [Nursing]
  • Foot Dermatoses/th [Therapy]
  • Humans
  • N
  • Nursing Assessment/mt [Methods]
  • Patient Education as Topic

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  • PMID: 22860373
  • SGR: 84865612465
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84865612465
  • PUI: 365536620
  • ISSN: 0954-7762


  • C Wingfield

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