Background: This high volume, single centre study investigated the clinical profile of acute limb cellulitis patients in terms of prevalence, etiological factors, bacterial epidemiology, responsiveness to antibiotic therapy and outcome of different treatment modalities.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective observational study in our tertiary care hospital. Total 100 cases of limb cellulitis were evaluated from 2020 to 2023. Data about the selected cases collected to provide demographics, cellulitis grading, symptoms, complications, cultures, and antibiotic sensitivity patterns. After collecting the data thorough analysis conducted to obtain the results.
Conclusion: The cellulitis prevalence and severity increases with advancing age and associated co-morbidities. Diabetes found to be most common cause of cellulitis which is more common in males. Empirical antibiotic therapy started with coverage for Streptococcus species before broadening to anti‐Methicillin‐ resistant Staphylococcus aureus and anti- Gram negatives according to the culture profiles, if needed for effective treatment of extremity cellulitis. Hospital admission for the severe forms of cellulitis, appropriate and emergency surgical intervention as needed, employing cult antibiotics, managing the comorbidities can salvage the limbs and lives.