Journal articlesCellulitis of the lower limbs: incidence, diagnosis and management

Cellulitis of the lower limbs: incidence, diagnosis and management

06/07/16 | Assessment and diagnosis, Leg Ulcers, Lymphoedema | Leanne Atkin

Cellulitis is a common clinical condition that is often inaccurately diagnosed. Risk factors for the development of cellulitis include obesity, lymphoedema and lower limb ulceration. It is important to accurately diagnose and effectively treat cellulitis in order to provide cost effective care and reduce patient suffering. This article will deliver an overview on the burden of cellulitis, provide information that will aid accurate diagnosis and summarise current treatment options.