(sell-yoo-LITE-iss) ( listen) Acute, diffuse, spreading inflammation of the deep subcutaneous (under the skin) tissues and sometimes muscle, that causes fluid accumulation (edema) and pus formation. It may also be associated with abscess formation. Cellulitis is usually caused by infection of an operative or traumatic wound, burn or other lesion by various bacteria; group A streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus are the most common cellulitis-causing agents.
Commonly caused by the infection of a wound by various bacteria. An inflammation of the deeper layers of the skin (subcutaneous) and sometimes muscle, which can be as a result of abscess formation. Symptoms include fever, swelling, redness and pain.
Inflammation of tissue around the eye. Pre-septal cellulitis affects the lid and other "outer" areas of the eye, whereas orbital cellulitis affects the "inner" areas around the eyeball. Pre-septal cellulitis symptoms include a red, swollen lid, swelling around the eyes and eye or lid pain or discomfort. Orbital cellulitis symptoms include a bulging eye and ophthalmoplegia, as well as a red, swollen lid, swelling around the eyes, eye or lid pain or discomfort and a decrease in vision. An orbital cellulitis is an ocular emergency.
An acute spreading bacterial infection below the surface of the skin characterized by redness (erythema), warmth, swelling, and pain. Cellulitis can also cause fever, chills, and "swollen glands" (enlarged lymph nodes). Cellulitis is a clinical diagnosis based on the spreading involvement of skin and subcutaneous tissues with erythema, swelling, and local tenderness, accompanied by fever and malaise. See the entire definition of Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a serious infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Abscesses and destruction of tissue will follow if the condition is not treated with antibiotics. Cellulitis is more likely to occur when skin is damaged, circulation is poor or when diabetes is present.
An acute inflammation of the deep subcutaneous skin tissues and occasionally muscle. It is usually caused by infection from various bacteria. It is characterized by edema, or swelling, warmth, and tenderness.
a diffuse inflammatory process within solid tissues characterized by edema, redness, pain and interference with function. Cellulitis often occurs in the loose tissues beneath the skin, but may also occur in mucous membranes and in muscle bundles surounding organs.
Cellulitis is an acute inflammation of the connective tissue beneath the surface of the skin. It is more wide-spread than a localized infection as seen in an ulcer or abscess. It causes the skin tissues in the infected area to become red, hot, painful and swollen.
Cellulitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue underlying the skin, that can be caused by a bacterial infection. Cellulitis can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria, and often occurs where the skin has previously been broken: cracks in the skin, cuts, burns, insect bites, surgical wounds, or sites of intravenous catheter insertion. The mainstay of therapy remains treatment with appropriate antibiotics.