Articles tagged "cellulitis"

Blood Cultures are Not Recommended for Most Non-Severe Cases of UTI, Cellulitis, or Pneumonia

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Blood cultures rarely change empiric antibiotic management and can lead to unnecessary increased costs and length of stays for patients admitted for non-severe cases of urinary tract infections, community-acquired pneumonias and cellulitis

Misdiagnosed Cellulitis Increases Unnecessary Hospital Admissions and Antibiotic Use

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

In this retrospective study, 30% of patients hospitalized and treated for cellulitis were misdiagnosed.