Cellulitis - Mark Thomas

Date Published: 
Monday, September 14, 2015
Duration: 
21:25

Doctor Mark Thomas talks about Cellulitis. Mark is an Infectious Disease Physician at Auckland City Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University of Auckland. His current research is directed towards reducing excessive anti-microbial consumption in New Zealand.

Topics:

  • Causes
  • Risk Factors
  • Geographic, socioeconomic and ethnic demographics
  • Distinction between cellulitis and erysipelas
  • Diagnosis
  • Necrotising fasciitis
  • Diagnostic tests?
  • Managing a patient in primary care
  • Mild, moderate or severe
  • Management measures
  • Antibiotic management (dosage, timing and duration)
  • Other treatments
  • Dealing with bites
  • IV antibiotics and hospital admission
  • Reducing recurrence
  • Take home messages

Resources:

Resources updated August 2017

 

Dr Mark Thomas
Infectious Disease Physician

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