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Keeping our legs free from the pain of cellulitis

In the largest randomised trial of its kind, dermatologists from the UK have discovered that taking low dose penicillin twice a day for a year can reduce the number of repeat episodes of leg cellulitis. But this protection is lost once the antibiotics are stopped so longer-term antibiotics may be required.

First major scientific study into rare inflammatory skin condition

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, disfiguring and very painful skin condition which affects around 360 people each year in the UK. Now, for the first time dermatology experts led by Hywel Williams, Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology at The University of Nottingham, are carrying out the largest study of its kind in the world into this painful skin condition. The hope is that the results will help change clinical practice.
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