by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS
This article is designed to provide a review of cellulitis, an infection affecting the skin which can be life-threatening if not treated.
What is cellulitis?
Cellulitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, most often caused by acute infection. The two most common pathogens associated with cellulitis are Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.