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Cellulitis: symptoms, causes and management

Cellulitis: symptoms, causes and management

From this CPD module on cellulitis you will learn about:

  • The causes, symptoms and diagnosis of cellulitis
  • How the condition is managed, including strategies to prevent recurrence
  • The advice and support pharmacists and their teams can offer to patients

Download the module – including the 5 minute test – here.

Cellulitis is a non-contagious bacterial infection of the deeper layers of skin, and is one of the most common skin and soft tissue infections. It can occur in any part of the body, but most commonly affects the lower leg, hands and feet.

Cellulitis occurs when bacteria penetrate the skin; for example, through a cut, wound or area of skin that is no longer intact. This break in the skin can be very small; for example, a scratch, insect

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