Cellulitis

Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions, Diagnosis

Cellulitis (cel·u·li·tis) means “inflammation of the cells”. It is a common and serious bacterial infection of the lower layers of skin (dermis) and underlying tissues (the subcutaneous tissues) that can affect any area of the body. Cellulitis appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender, and it may spread rapidly. In other words, Cellulitis is a diffuse inflammatory process within solid tissues, which does not block blood vessels and occurs in the loose tissues beneath the skin or beneath mucous membranes or around muscle bundles or surrounding organs. Read more about Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions, Diagnosis