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173 Possible Causes for Lower Extremity Cellulitis

  • Dermatitis

    CASE: Three patients who underwent uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty with use of the Prineo (Ethicon) wound-closure system had development of allergic contact dermatitis. All patients were started on Keflex (cephalexin), and two were started on topical corticosteroid. In all patients, the reaction resolved[…][]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    A variety of conditions result in lower extremity edema, such as deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, venous stasis insufficiency, and congestive heart failure (CHF).[]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Overview Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and[…][]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Lipodystrophies are a group of heterogeneous disorders characterized by varying degrees of body fat loss and predisposition to insulin resistance and its metabolic complications. Lipodystrophy associated metabolic abnormalities include insulin resistance, that often lead to diabetes mellitus and its complications,[…][]

  • Leg Cellulitis

    Diagnosing and managing lower limb cellulitis. Nurs Times . 2012;108(27):18-21. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN).[] When it affects the lower extremities, cellulitis must be differentiated from stasis dermatitis, which is associated most commonly with bilateral, chronic dependent edema[] Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity venous disease . Mt. Laurel, NJ: Author; 2011. Zervos MJ, Freeman K, Vo L, et al.[]

  • Tinea Pedis

    Semel and Goldin describe 24 episodes of lower extremity cellulitis in 22 patients, 20 of which had tinea pedis [ 12 ].[] Moist Conditions Complications Lower extremity cellulitis Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the subcutaneous layers of the skin, which usually stems from a skin lesion[] View Article PubMed Google Scholar Semel JD, Goldin H: Association of athlete's foot with cellulitis of the lower extremities: diagnostic value of bacterial cultures of ipsilateral[]

  • Varicose Veins

    A case of a venous malformation of the abdominal wall in a 13-year-old boy is hereby presented. This malformation, manifesting as varicosities which were present from infancy caused no disturbances other than cosmetic. Clinical, laboratory and radiological examinations revealed no underlying pathology linked with this[…][]

  • Stasis Dermatitis

    A 55-year-old-woman was admitted to the hospital to rule out bilateral lower extremity cellulitis.[] An important diagnostic consideration in the management of stasis dermatitis is lower extremity cellulitis.[] Venous stasis symptomatology includes edematous swelling of the lower extremities that is usually limited to below the knee.[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    HEART FAILURE means the heart is not pumping enough blood to keep the organs alive. Since its unable to pump the blood fast enough, the blood ON THE WAY TO THE HEART gets backed up in the veins. Reduced blood flow to the kidneys results in water retention. You end up with fluid in the lungs and edema on the[…][]

  • Venous Stasis Ulcer

    Compression therapy helps prevent reflux, decreases release of inflammatory cytokines, and reduces fluid leakage from capillaries, thereby controlling lower extremity edema[] extremity edema and VSU recurrence. 14,16 Goals of compression therapy are to reduce symptoms, prevent secondary complications, and slow disease progression. 14,16 In patients[] In patients with severe cellulitis, compression therapy is delayed while infection is treated.[]

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