How do streptococcal species relate to cellulitis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Streptococcal species are the most common causes of erysipelas and diffuse cellulitis or nonpurulent cellulitis that is not associated with a defined portal. [2] S aureus is the usual causative organism in purulent cellulitis associated with furuncles, carbuncles, or abscesses.


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