Thigh cellulitis caused by toothpick ingestion
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Cellulitis is an uncommon and severe soft-tissue infection with mortality rates as high as 28% . Only early and adequate management, including appropriate antibiotic therapy, aggressive surgical débridement, and supportive care, has been associated with improved survival. Although the most common cause of cellulitis is skin disruption (60–80% of cases), the disorder can also have abdominal, perineal, genitourinary, and postoperative origins. We report here, for the first time to our knowledge, a retroperitoneal and thigh cellulitis secondary to colonic perforation due to toothpick ingestion.
KeywordsCellulitis Rectosigmoid Colon Foreign Body Ingestion Bacteroides Thetaiotaomicron Retroperitoneal Perforation
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