What causes bullous cellulitis in patients with cirrhosis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Gram-negative bacteria may cause bullous cellulitis in patients with cirrhosis. [32] Early recognition is vital, because the course of the disease is rapid, typically progressing to septic shock and death. Gram stain and culture of fluid aspirated from the bullae may aid in management.


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