Cellulitis is a serious and painful infection of the skin and underlying tissue. It commonly occurs on legs and arms, and can spread rapidly if left untreated.
Although cellulitis is very common, there are still many gaps in our understanding of how best to diagnose, treat and prevent it. This webpage describes our work in defining the research agenda for future research into cellulitis, and describes our practice-changing research (see the PATCH I and PATCH II trials) which has influenced recommendations made in clinical guidelines from around the world.
Cellulitis Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) - Identifying the most important research questions about cellulitis diagnosis, prevention and treatment
PATCH I trial Randomised controlled trial to investigate whether prophylactic antibiotics (taken for 12 months) can prevent further episodes of cellulitis of the leg
PATCH II trial Randomised controlled trial to investigate whether prophylactic antibiotics (taken for 6 months) can prevent further episodes of cellulitis of the leg
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