Which skin disorders should be asked about in a patient presenting with cellulitis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The patient should also be questioned about the presence of other skin disorders, including various types of dermatitis and especially any preceding fungal infection, which may serve as a portal of entry for bacterial pathogens. [17]


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