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Can cellulitis cause death?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
But not commonly so.
Cellulitis is an infection in the skin. The most common bacterial types causing cellulitis are strep and staph. Antibiotics are used to treat cellulitis and many cases are treated on an outpatient basis. Severe cases of cellulitis are treated in the hospical with intravenous (IV) antibiotics.

In brief: Yes
But not commonly so.
Cellulitis is an infection in the skin. The most common bacterial types causing cellulitis are strep and staph. Antibiotics are used to treat cellulitis and many cases are treated on an outpatient basis. Severe cases of cellulitis are treated in the hospical with intravenous (IV) antibiotics.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If left untreated a cellulitis can progress and cause death.

In brief: Yes
If left untreated a cellulitis can progress and cause death.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus.
If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes.

In brief: Yes
Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus.
If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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