Cellulitis – Differential Diagnosis and Mimics

COMMON:

  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Insect stings
  • Drug reactions
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells syndrome)
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Carcinoma erysipelatoides
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Foreign body reactions

UNCOMMON:

  • Urticaria
  • Lymphedema
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Paget disease
  • Panniculitis

Ann Intern Med 2005 Jan 4; 142(1):47-55.

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