When is hospital admission suggested for cellulitis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The IDSA recommends considering inpatient admission in patients with hypotension and/or the following laboratory findings [2] :

  • Elevated creatinine level

  • Elevated creatine phosphokinase level (2-3 times the upper limit of normal)

  • CRP level >13 mg/L (123.8 mmol/L)

  • Low serum bicarbonate level

  • Marked left shift on the CBC with differential

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