Lower limb cellulitis:low diagnostic accuracy and underdiagnosis of risk factors

Mistry, K, Sutherland, M and Levell, N J (2019) Lower limb cellulitis:low diagnostic accuracy and underdiagnosis of risk factors. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology . UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Accurate diagnosis and recognition of predisposing factors has been shown to be challenging in lower limb cellulitis. Assessment of 1746 consecutive cellulitis patients presenting to a UK university hospital showed increasing overdiagnosis with only 31.9% of referred patients with confirmed lower-limb cellulitis between 2015-2018. Recognition of at least one predisposing factor increased from 61% to 89% following introduction of more specific screening questions. This identified a need for better primary care dermatology education and the benefit of a proforma with specific screening questions for reversible predisposing factors for lower limb cellulitis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 01:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69859
DOI: 10.1111/ced.13930

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