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Cellulitis and lymphoedema: a vicious cycle

Firas Al-Niaimi, Neil Cox
14 February 2014

<p>Cellulitis is a relatively common infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue associated with high morbidity and a burden on healthcare resources. Lymphoedema — the accumulation of fluid in interstitial spaces — can occur as a consequence of cellulitis. Similarly, the presence of chronic lymphoedema can predispose to recurrent episodes of cellulitis. This article explores the relationship between lymphoedema and cellulitis, with emphasis on diagnosis, management and methods of prevention.</p>

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