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cel·lu·li·tis

 (sĕl′yə-lī′tĭs)
n.
An acute, spreading, bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Cellulitis often originates from an infected wound and can lead to serious illness in the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

cellulitis

(ˌsɛljʊˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of any of the tissues of the body, characterized by fever, pain, swelling, and redness of the affected area
[C19: from Latin cellula cellule + -itis]

cel•lu•li•tis

(ˌsɛl yəˈlaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of cellular tissue.
[1860–65; < New Latin cellul(a) (see cellular) + -itis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cellulitis - an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

cellulitis

[ˌseljuˈlaɪtɪs] Ncelulitis f

cel·lu·li·tis

n. celulitis, infl. del tejido conectivo celular.

cellulitis

n celulitis f, infección f del tejido debajo de la piel
References in periodicals archive ?
Her latest was just a few weeks ago when she was rushed to an urgent care unit on her daughter Belle's third birthday with preseptal cellulitis - an inflammation and infection of the eyelid.
Preseptal cellulitis was diagnosed when a patient had lid oedema with warmth and tenderness with no additional ocular findings.
The patient was initially started on intravenous antibiotics for suspected preseptal cellulitis of the orbit.
The same day, an ophthalmology consultation was obtained for left-sided severe preseptal cellulitis, confirmed by computed tomography scan.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed preseptal cellulitis, destruction of the anterior septum and the left ala nasi, and lateral dislocation of the right inferior turbinate with mucosal thickening of the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses on the right (figure 1).
A small case series (n=9) found 21 children admitted to hospital for preseptal cellulitis, of whom 4 later were diagnosed with orbital cellulitis.
Computed tomographic scan of the orbits indicated left preseptal cellulitis without evidence of orbital cellulitis.