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is cellulitis a staph infection?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: Cellulitis can be caused by a number of different bacteria. Usually streptococcus or staphylococcus is involved but other bacteria are often the culprits as well.
Answered on Mar 26, 2020
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Dr. Adam Nally
39 years experience Family Medicine
Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits.
Answered on Mar 26, 2020
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.
Answered on Mar 26, 2020
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Possibly: The two most common organisms causing cellulitis are bacteria called staph and strep.
Answered on Mar 26, 2020

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