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124 Possible Causes for Elevated Sedimentation Rate, Localized Edema, Necrotizing Fasciitis

  • Cellulitis

    Physical Assessment  Local symptoms:  Erythema and edema of area  Warm to touch,  Possibly fluctuant (tense, firm to palpation)  May resemble peau d’orange  Advancing[slideshare.net] There is no consensus regarding approaches to infantile group B streptococcal (GBS) head and neck cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] erythrocyte sedimentation rate, elevated C-reactive protein Skin surface swab, blood cultures, cutaneous aspirates are NOT routinely recommended Recommended ONLY if malignancy[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    Via infection, local inflammatory processes produce increased amounts of purulence, local edema, and eventually necrosis in the deep tissues, leading to pain out of proportion[clinicaladvisor.com] Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has also shown good results in the management of necrotizing fasciitis.[symptoma.com] The process begins as local cellulitis, with erythema, edema, pain, and marked tenderness.[infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com]

  • Subcutaneous Abscess

    […] swelling and a positive indication is obtained by needle puncture. subcutaneous edema accumulation of edema in subcutaneous tissues, usually of the dependent parts.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] This case resembled Fournier's gangrene, an infective necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal, genital or perianal regions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A subcutaneous abscess is a manifestation of a spectrum of soft tissue skin infection which includes cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis .[radiopaedia.org]

  • Osteomyelitis

    Local pain, swelling, erythema, and edema may also be reported. [2] Physical Examination On physical examination, scars or local disturbance of wound healing may be noted[emedicine.medscape.com] Surgery (which should be limb-sparing when possible) is always required for DFO accompanied by necrotizing fasciitis, deep abscess, gangrene or in cases not responding (either[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). ,, It may be elevated in non-infectious forms of inflammation ( arthritis etc.).[medicaljoyworks.com]

  • Erysipelas

    Local signs of inflammation warmth, edema, tenderness are universal. 18.[slideshare.net] However, potential complications include abscess formation, necrotizing fasciitis, septicemia, recurrent infection, and lymphedema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common manifestation of erysipelas was local symptoms and signs (pain, erythema, and swelling) in all patients, together with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome

    Several theories exist regarding the initial events that occur after trauma, but vessel injury leads to extravasation of blood into the interstitium, leading to edema.[symptoma.com] Some reduction in the local AV gradient can be compensated for by changes in local vascular resistance (autoregulation).[emedicine.medscape.com] Continuous pooling of blood and fluid in the interstitium occurs because of increased capillary permeability as well, since it is stimulated by sudden oxygen deprivation of local[symptoma.com]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    Elevated white blood cells and sedimentation rate and serum amylase or urine diastase are generally seen in suppurative parotitis.[anaerobicinfections.blogspot.com] […] inflammation and edema under the condition of systemic vasculitis, it will be absorbed and disappear when systemic vasculitis is controlled by IVIG and aspirin.[journals.lww.com] In 1952, Wilson first used the term “necrotizing fasciitis” 9 .[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Eosinophilic Fasciitis

    Peripheral blood eosinophilia was noted in 33 of 52 patients, hypergammaglobulinemia was noted in 17 of 49, and elevated sedimentation rate was noted in 15 of 52.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinical features begin acutely, with local edema and a painful and symmetrical stiffening of the limbs, progressing rapidly to fibrosis, which can limit joint movements.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Eosinophilic fasciitis should be considered in the setting of acute claw hand and physical examination findings consistent with necrotizing fasciitis in which no infection[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Scrotal Abscess

    There is also a localized fluid collection (straight arrow) in the subcutaneous tissue. 1. Hidradenitis suppurativa.[radcharts.org] Photomicrograph of Fournier gangrene (necrotizing fasciitis), oil immersion at 1000X magnification. Note the acute inflammatory cells in the necrotic tissue.[emedicine.medscape.com] Keywords- scrotal abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, Fournier’s gangrene, drain. References 1. Beauchamp CM, Ever BM, Mattox KL.[igmpublication.org]

  • Chronic Pyogenic Osteomyelitis

    The patient may complain of local pain, swelling, erythema, and edema may also be reported.[boneandspine.com] Major cause is Streptococcus pyogenes; deep tissue cultures needed for definitive dx Necrotizing fasciitis S/s Pain out of proportion to presentation; purple skin color; bullae[quizlet.com] Laboratory studies may reveal peripheral leukocytosis and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).[emedicine.medscape.com]