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Cellulitis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Sandra G. Gompf, MD, FACP; Assistant Professor of Infectious and Tropical Medicine, University of South Florida Division of Infectious and Tropical Medicine; Chief of Infectious Diseases, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing editors: Joseph Richard Masci, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Michael Stuart Bronze, MD, Chairman, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

REFERENCE:

Halilovic, J., B.H. Heintz, and J. Brown. "Risk factors for clinical failure in patients hospitalized with cellulitis and cutaneous abscess." J Infect 65.2 Aug. 2012: 128-134.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/21/2013

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