Lyons Maureen, Author at Clinical Advisor

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis I. What every physician needs to know Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Infection begins when pathogens gain entry via cutaneous disruption. Cellulitis presents with relatively acute onset of poorly demarcated inflammation and erythema, most commonly on a unilateral lower extremity. Cellulitis must be distinguished from other soft…

Aplastic anemias

Aplastic anemias I. Problem/Condition Aplastic anemia (AA) is a disorder of hematopoietic stem cells that results in pancytopenia in the setting of a hypocellular bone marrow and normal spleen size. Depleted cell lines lead to symptoms of fatigue from anemia, bleeding symptoms from thrombocytopenia, or infections from neutropenia. AA can be inherited or acquired. Inherited…

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