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Cellulitis (cont.)

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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,

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.


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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