Possible Causes for Lower Extremity Cellulitis in USA

  • Hereditary Lymphedema
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis

    Milroy's disease (MD) is a familial disease characterized by lymphedema, commonly in the legs, caused by congenital abnormalities in the lymphatic system. Disruption of the normal drainage of lymph leads to fluid accumulation and hypertrophy of soft tissues. It is also known as Milroy disease, Nonne-Milroy-Meige syndrome…[1]

  • Varicose Veins
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis

    Varicose veins are markedly dilated and tortuous veins, which are usually found on the leg. In the legs, varicosities are common along the inner side of the leg, near the ankles and posterior calf region. The dilated veins appear blue, distended or elongated, looped or curled. Those suffering from varicose veins can…[2]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis

    Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage to one or more than one nerves which results in gradual axonal damage and disturbed functioning. Presentation varies with the type of neuropathy. Sensory neuropathy presents with asymmetric or symmetric numbness, tingling, parasthesia, tremors and a disturbed gait. Motor…[3]

  • Venous Stasis Ulcer
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis Cellulitis of the Foot

    Chronic disturbances of venous blood flow are associated with vein dilation, functional impairment of vascular walls and surrounding tissues as well as local inflammation. Minor trauma to affected tissues may result in poor wound healing and venous stasis ulcer. Venous stasis primarily occurs in body regions situated…[4]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis

    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is characterized by axonal atrophy, demyelination, reduced regenerative potential, and loss of peripheral nerve fibers. DPN occurs as a frequent complication of diabetes, and is associated with hyperglycemia, insulin deficiency and dyslipidemia. Although the symptoms of DN greatly…[5]

  • Diabetes Mellitus
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis Cellulitis

    Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder of multiple etiology, characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism due to defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. There are four main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2…[6]

  • Congestive Heart Failure
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) or congestive cardiac failure (CCF) refers to chronic, usually biventricular failure of the heart. The patients of congestive cardiac failure present with features of left and right heart failure. The clinical manifestations are as below. Features due to left heart failure: Dyspnea,…[7]

  • Secondary Lymphedema
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
    Lower Extremity Cellulitis

    Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the skin. These diseases are characterized by itchiness, red skin, and a rash. In cases of short duration there may be small blisters while in long-term cases the skin may become thickened. The area of skin involved can vary…[8]

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  1. Wikipedia: Milroy's disease, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Varicose Veins, Symptoma
  3. Peripheral Neuropathy, Symptoma
  4. Venous Stasis Ulcer, Symptoma
  5. Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Symptoma
  6. Diabetes Mellitus, Symptoma
  7. Congestive Heart Failure, Symptoma
  8. Wikipedia: Dermatitis, CC-BY-SA-3.0