Kilburn SA, Featherstone P, Higgins B, Brindle R
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Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas (Review) Copyright © 2010 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published byJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas
Sally A Kilburn1 , Peter Featherstone2 , Bernie Higgins3 , Richard Brindle4
of HealthSciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK. 2 Queen Alexandra Hospital, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK. 3 Department of Mathematics, University of Portsmouth,Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. 4 Department of Pathology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK Contact address: Sally A Kilburn, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth, JamesWatson West, 2 King Richard 1st Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2FR, UK. email@example.com. Editorial group: Cochrane Skin Group. Publication status and date: New, published in Issue 6, 2010.Review content assessed as up-to-date: 3 May 2010. Citation: Kilburn SA, Featherstone P, Higgins B, Brindle R. Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews2010, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD004299. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004299.pub2. Copyright © 2010 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ABSTRACT Background Cellulitis and erysipelasare now usually considered manifestations of the same condition, a skin infection associated with severe pain and systemic symptoms. A range of antibiotic treatments are suggested in guidelines.Objectives To assess the efﬁcacy and safety of interventions for non-surgically-acquired cellulitis. Search strategy In May 2010 we searched for randomised controlled trials in the Cochrane Skin Group...