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Cellulitis

Summary of Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection involving the deep layers of the skin. It specifically affects the dermis and subcutaneous fat. Signs and symptoms include an area of redness which increases in size over a couple of days. Common risk factors include recent surgery, trauma, or insect bite.

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Cellulitis is a deep (epidermal/dermal) infection that may also involve subcutaneous tissue.

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A 53-year-old woman, with a history of type II diabetes mellitus, comes to the emergency department with a two-day history of febrile illness and a progressive, red, painful rash on the left lower extremity. The affected area is warm and tender to the touch. There is no crepitus. The right leg appears to be unaffected. Which of the following is the most likely causative agent of this skin disease?  

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