Category Skin/soft tissue

Water, Water Everywhere – Treatment of water- related infections

Following the recent Hunter weather it’s possible we will see an increase in water- related infections as the clean-up continues. The following comes from the Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic v15 Skin infection or sepsis following contact with water (eg in fishermen, swimmers or aquarium owners) may involve: Aeromonas species (source: fresh or brackish water, or mud); […]

Is it really cellulitis? – differential diagnosis of a red leg

Cellulitis is frequently over-diagnosed.  Clinical signs need to include more than just redness  – other indications of inflammation are required for diagnosis – e.g. tenderness, pain, swelling, lymphangitis.  The onset and progression of the disorder is also a good pointer – streptococcal cellulitis has a rapid onset usually with rapid expansion of the erythematous zone.  New […]

Cellulitis 101 – importance of routine skin care

Many patients with lower limb cellulitis have pre-existing venous stasis dermatitis, solar damage or other skin conditions that impair the natural skin barrier.