Cellulitis complications

Complications could include:

  • One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
  • Meningitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. It may cause headache and fever in teens and adults, irritability in babies, and trouble breathing in young children.
  • Gangrene is the term used to describe when part of your body tissue dies, usually because it is not getting enough blood from your circulatory system. Gangrene usually affects your extremities-the areas farthest from your heart-such as your toes a...
  • Lymphangitis is an inflammation of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. It is a network of organs, cells, ducts, and glands.
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