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What is this infection and is it in his blood stream my son is 2 years old and has cellulitis, tinea, and pustuels. the cellulitis and tinea is on his calf muscle. the rest of his body is covered in pustuels. the doctor hasnt run any test yet but is very

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
The : The disease of cellulitis generally has 2 main microbes associated with it..Namely staph and strep. Out bodies are literally covered with these organisms. Many times...Cracks, fissures and breaks in the skin allow organisms to gain a foothold and enter the blood stream. This is heralded by a condition known as sepsis. The body goes into shock and hemodynamic issues arise. Given the severity of what you have described i would take him to your pediatrition...But i very much doubt the infection has entered the blood.

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