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jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016

Cellulitis

ACP Hospitalist® Weekly - IN THE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2016
..."Almost a third of patients admitted from an ED with presumed lower-extremity cellulitis were misdiagnosed, according to a recent study in a large urban hospital.
The cross-sectional study included 259 patients who were admitted from 1 hospital's ED with a diagnosis of lower-extremity cellulitis between June 2010 and December 2012. Patients who were given an alternative diagnosis during the hospital course, on discharge, or within 30 days of discharge were considered to have pseudocellulitis. Results were published by JAMA Dermatology on Nov. 2...
Unnecessary treatment provided to patients with psuedocellulitis could be responsible for 9,000 nosocomial infections, 1,000 to 5,000 Clostridium difficile infections, and 2 to 6 cases of anaphylaxis annually, the study authors said."