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Symptoms of Cellulitis

Symptoms of Cellulitis: Introduction

Symptoms of cellulitis include swelling, redness, inflammation, and pain or tenderness in the infected area of skin, which may grow in size. There can also be bruising, a hot or warm feeling to the infected skin, fever and headache. Red lines may appear on the skin. They run from the infected area along the lines of the lymph vessels toward the lymph nodes.

If cellulitis is not recognized and treated promptly, it can lead to serious, potentially life-threatening complications, such as gangrene, bacteremia and toxic shock syndrome. Symptoms of complications may include areas of blackened skin, high fever, confusion, lethargy, delirium, low blood pressure, shock, loss of consciousness, and coma....more about Cellulitis »

Symptoms of Cellulitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cellulitis includes the 15 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cellulitis?

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The skin is painful, red, and tender. Patients experience fever and chills.  Lymph nodes may be swollen. The skin may blister and then scab over. Perianal cellulitis may also occur with itching and painful bowel movements. The erysipelas rash may occur on face, arms, or legs and has raised borders. The infection may recur, causing chronic swelling of extremities (lymphadenitis). (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Cellulitis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Cellulitis, it is also important to consider Cellulitis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Cellulitis may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Cellulitis. This signs and symptoms information for Cellulitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Cellulitis signs or Cellulitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cellulitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Cellulitis symptoms.


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