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Disease or Condition — Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders:
cellulitis

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Description

Cellulitis or superficial abscess NOS is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue. It is usually caused by a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, but can also be caused by other types of bacteria. Symptoms of cellulitis or superficial abscess NOS include redness, swelling, warmth, and pain in the affected area. Treatment typically involves antibiotics and sometimes drainage of the abscess.

Synonyms
  • cellulitis or superficial abscess
  • superficial abscess
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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