How is burn wound cellulitis diagnosed and treated?

Updated: Jan 10, 2018
  • Author: Robert L Sheridan, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Burn wound cellulitis

  • Diagnostic points - Infection occurs in uninjured skin surrounding a wound; signs of local infection progress beyond what is expected from burn-related inflammation

  • Treatment strategies - Systemic antibiotics directed against Streptococcus pyogenes; proper treatment of primary wound


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