Paper of the Month - January, 2012

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Severe lower limb cellulitis is best diagnosed by dermatologists and managed with shared care between primary and secondary care.

Levell NJ, Wingfield CG, Garioch JJ.
Cellulitis is a common clinical problem that costs the UK National Health Service (NHS) nearly £100 million per year (US $156 million). It is commonly managed by inpatient treatments under the care of general physicians and dermatologists. The authors of this article describe a study from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Norwich, UK) of an audit of a pathway for managing lower limb cellulitis involving diagnosis by a dermatologist and the subsequent shared care between primary and secondary care.


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