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Posted by: bubbles | 2009-01-12

can cellulitis spread?

Hi Doc, have suspected cellulitis in left leg- started on the calf, then the ankle and knee got sore and now the inner thigh is sore. Can this spread or could it be something else? Will antibiotics help cos understand that it is a soft tissue infection. Thanks

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Dear Bubbles
Yes this may spread and can be caused by bacteria so antibiotics may help. It could also be infection of the vein ( thrombophlebitis)
Dr Bets

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