Cellulitis over/underdiagnosis

A patient presents with a red swollen leg. Discharge with oral antibiotics or admit for IV antibiotics? Not so fast.   An recent article highlights the error rate of “cellulitis” diagnoses: Costs and consequences associated with misdiagnosed lower extremity cellulitis. JAMA Dermatol 2016 Nov 2, E1-6. In this retrospective cross-sectional study of patients admitted from…