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What Are The Differences Between Erysipelas And Cellulitis
Blood flow: inflammation is a normal response to an injury or infection, causing redness, soreness, warmth, and swelling. Now, gangrene is a condition wherein the blood supply to an area is inadequate, perhaps caused by severe inflammation, and the tissue actually dies, turning dark or black, and will not normalize. The tissue will slough or have to be excised. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Word games: Someone who is septic has experienced septicemia. The "emia" means it got there through the blood stream. It means germs or their toxic products have entered the blood and set off a series of reactions that are foreboding and likely to precede death if not reversed. ...Read more
Drug resistance: Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread very quickly to involve the entire arm or leg and usually responds to normal antibiotics. Mrsa is a type of staph infection that is resistant to normal antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bugs and boils: MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an increasingly common bacteria that can cause different clinical conditions from boils or skin abscesses to blood-borne life threatening infections. Boils,on the other hand, can be caused by bacteria other than MRSA. ...Read more
Nothing: They are essentially the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Subdisciplines: A dermatopathologist is a physician who makes diagnoses on biopsies of the skin, especially those cases that present special challenges to the general pathologists who read most skin biopsies. An immunodermatologist is probably a PhD scientist who focuses on immunologic disease involving the skin but does not do patient care. ...Read more
Word games: There are overlapping features with both terms. In general, a bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) is an early stage of what may become sepsis.Sometimes the body can resist a bacteremia or early treatment will keep it from worsening. Sepsis involves a failing body response to contain the germ.It is often marked by a drop in blood pressure, rapid heart and respiratory rate and may progress to death. ...Read more
Good question: When blood supply is interrupted the segment tissue that receives blood will die scar tissue will fill the gap as seen in heart attach myocardial infraction. ( heart attack ) , in gangrene initial stages same tissue necrosis or death tissue occurs , then get infected as seen in lower extremities and bowel etc. ...Read more
Staph: Great wikipedia question. Different strains of Staph. ...Read more
Different rashes: erythema toxucum is a rash usually seen after birth consisting of effervescent rash spotty rash, not itchy and resolves spontaneously without ant treatment. It is not toxic nor can it spread to others. Eczema is a more chronic skin condition with red, dar and staley rashes, often itchy and can be triggerecby the environment, foods, shapes etc and can be treated to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more
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