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Cellulitis

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a deep bacterial infection of the skin. The infection usually involves the face or the arms and legs. It may happen in normal skin, but it usually occurs after some type of trauma causes an opening in your skin. This opening can lead to an infection.

What is the cause of cellulitis?

Cellulitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection of a wound or area of skin that is no longer intact. The most common bacterial causes of cellulitis include the following:

When a neurinoma develops, it may cause any/all of the following:

  • group A ß – hemolytic streptococcus
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Staphylococcus aureus

Other causes may include human or animal bites, or injuries that occur in water.

What are the visible symptoms of Cellulitis?

Certain common symptoms of Cellulitis are:

  • Pain and tenderness in the affected area
  • Redness in the specific area
  • A skin sore or rash that appears and grows rapidly
  • Swelling
  • Warmth on the affected area
  • Fever
  • Formation of pus