Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria.
Skin infection - bacterial
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria are the most common causes of cellulitis.
The skin normally has many types of bacteria living on it. When there is a break in the skin, however, bacteria can enter the body and cause infection and inflammation. The skin tissues in the infected area become red, hot, irritated, and painful.
Risk factors for cellulitis include:
Cracks or peeling skin between the toes
History of peripheral vascular disease
Injury or trauma with a break in the skin (skin wounds)
Insect bites and stings
, animal bites, or human bites
or a blockage in the blood supply (ischemia)
Use of corticosteroid medications o...
Definition Periorbital cellulitis is an infection of the tissues surrounding the eye. Alternative Names Preseptal cellulitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors Periorbital cellulitis is most common in children under age 6. It can be the result of minor trauma to the area around the eye, or it may extend from another site of infection, such as sinusitis .
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