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Cellulitis incidence in a defined population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16490133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A population-based insurance claims database was used to examine cellulitis incidence, anatomical sites of infection, complicating diagnoses, source of health service, and recurrence rates. Insurance claim files were searched for cellulitis ICD-9-CM codes 681.0-682.9. Complications of cellulitis including erysipelas, lymphadenitis, lymphangitis, and necrotizing fasciitis were also identified by ICD-9-CM codes. We found a cellulitis incidence rate of 24.6/1000 person-years, with a higher incidence among males and individuals aged 45-64 years. The most common site of infection was the lower extremity (39.9%). The majority of patients were seen in an outpatient setting (73.8%), and most (82.0%) had only one episode of cellulitis during the 5-year period studied. There was a very low incidence of cellulitis complications, including necrotizing fasciitis. Cellulitis is fairly common, usually treated in outpatient settings, and is infrequently complicated by erysipelas, lymphadenitis, lymphangitis, or necrotizing fasciitis.
Authors:
S M Ellis Simonsen; E R van Orman; B E Hatch; S S Jones; L H Gren; K T Hegmann; J L Lyon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0950-2688     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-21     Completed Date:  2006-04-04     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Cellulitis / complications*,  epidemiology*
Child
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Female
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Insurance Claim Review
Male
Middle Aged
Outpatients
Sex Factors
United States / epidemiology
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