Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Facial Cellulitis

This 39 yer old woman had a small sore inside her nostril.  It worsened  and her nose started getting red so she was put on ciprofloxacin antibiotic.  The redness improved but 5 days into treatment two pustules developed and the erythema worsened.  A culture of one of the pustules grew out methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).  She was treated with intravenous antibiotics and her infection cleared up.

Cellulitis means an infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue and it can be caused by a number of pathogens.  The usual culprits are Strep and Staph that enter through a break in the skin.   MRSA is a "superbug" Staph infection that is resistant to the usual antibiotics that work for Staph.  Infections on the face are of great concern because they can spread to other important structures and even the brain.

Here is another photo of severe cellulitis on a patient's leg.

(Case from ConsultantLive)

8 comments:

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Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. Facial cellulitis in the pediatric hospital population can be classified as odontogenic and nonodontogenic. Cellulitis is an infection that is catlike coach sale by bacteria.

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Raymond Bouchayer said...

Great information , all my life I thought that people that looked like the person in the picture was a result of too much drinking !

AK said...

I've had Cellulitis 3 times in the last 4 years if you can believe it. It's disarming that the majority of people know what I mean when I mention MRSA because someone they know has had it at one time within the last few years. I desperately want to know what "catlike coach sale by bacteria" means though please?

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georg clerk said...

What is Cellulitis Symptoms. when the spreading bacterial infection happens just below the skin surface. It is commonly caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria cause the issue basically it is the inflammation of the skin cells.

georg clerk said...

What is Cellulitis Symptoms. when the spreading bacterial infection happens just below the skin surface. It is commonly caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria cause the issue basically it is the inflammation of the skin cells.