ContentsSynopsisCodesLook ForDiagnostic PearlsDifferential Diagnosis & PitfallsBest TestsManagement PearlsTherapyReferencesInformation for PatientsView all Images (5)
Cellulitis in Infant/Neonate
See also in: Anogenital,Hair and Scalp,Oral Mucosal Lesion
Print
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Cellulitis in Infant/Neonate

See also in: Anogenital,Hair and Scalp,Oral Mucosal Lesion
Print Patient Handout Images (5)
Contributors: Sabrina Nurmohamed MD, Susan Burgin MD, Paritosh Prasad MD
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Synopsis

Neonatal cellulitis (seen in infants under 3 months of age) is an uncommon inflammatory bacterial infection of deep dermis and subcutaneous tissues often caused by Group B Streptococcus.

In cellulitis, bacteria invade through small cracks, fissures, or breaks in the skin. The clinical manifestations include rapidly progressive areas of skin edema, erythema, heat, and pain with or without associated lymphangitis or adenopathy. In this age group, risk factors for Group B Streptococcus should be considered: hospitalization, prior antibiotic treatment, and prematurity.

Related topics: Orbital Cellulitis, Preseptal Cellulitis

Codes

ICD10CM:
L03.90 – Cellulitis, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
128045006 – Cellulitis

Look For

Subscription Required

Diagnostic Pearls

Subscription Required

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Deep tissue infection
Infectious
Inflammatory
Vascular
Genodermatoses

Best Tests

Subscription Required

Management Pearls

Subscription Required

Therapy

Subscription Required

References

Subscription Required

Last Reviewed: 12/16/2016
Last Updated: 06/15/2018
Copyright © 2018 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.
Cellulitis in Infant/Neonate
See also in: Anogenital,Hair and Scalp,Oral Mucosal Lesion
Print 5 Images
View all Images (5)
(with subscription)
Cellulitis : Chills, Erythema, Lymphadenopathy, Lymphangitis, Skin warm to touch, Unilateral, Blanching patch
Clinical image of Cellulitis
Copyright © 2018 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.