In many hospitals, blood cultures have become a reflexive habit for patients presenting to the ER with any suspected infection.  This was, in part, due to the inappropriate addition of routine blood cultures as a core measure in 2001 by…
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There are multiple noninfectious medical disorders that mimic cellulits.  In this retrospective study, researchers focused on misdiagnosis of cellulitis in 259 patients hospitalized with presumed diagnoses of lower extremity cellulitis at a Boston teaching hospital. Patients with complicating factors (e.g.,…
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