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Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part I (2019)

Determining the clinico-demographic-etiologic profile of lower limb cellulitis in non-diabetics: a cross sectional study

Author(s): Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. Nipun Kslsotra and Dr. Rajiv Sharma
Abstract: Objective: To determinine the clinico-demographic-etiologic profile of lower limb cellulitis in non-diabetics
Methods: This prospective study was conducted among 38 non-diabetic patients with lower limb cellulitis attended the Department of General Surgery of Government Hospital Sarwal, Jammu, India. The severity of cellulitis was graded as per the CREST guidelines.
Results: Mean age of the study population was 46.21 years. Cellulitis was more common in females (55.3%) and old age group. It was more unilateral (73.7%) and resulted more from post bite wounds (26.3%). 44.7% of the patients required wound debridement alone followed by of them wound debridement with fasciotomy (21.1%), while (5.3%) of patients required amputation. Conclusions: Non-diabetic elderly patients are at higher risk of development of cellulites. Recognition of cellulites in early stages can minimize hospital admission and expenditure.
Pages: 537-539  |  700 Views  126 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. Nipun Kslsotra, Dr. Rajiv Sharma. Determining the clinico-demographic-etiologic profile of lower limb cellulitis in non-diabetics: a cross sectional study. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(4):537-539. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i4i.379
International Journal of Surgery Science