Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cellulitis Evaluation

The evaluation of cellulitis begins with a medical history and physical examination

Physical findings in someone with cellulitis include:


Testing is not usually necessary to make the diagnosis of cellulitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate cellulitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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