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Acute infection of the skin involving the subcutaneous tissues
 • Staphylococcus aureus / Streptococcus pyogenes
 • Diagnostic: clinical (fever, pain, swollen) but nonspecific in early phases
 • Immunosupression / immunodeficiency (HIV)

Role of MR:         Treatment:

Superficial cellulitis versus
deep-seated cellulitis

Superficial cellulitis nonsurgical

Deep-seated cellulitis = fasciitis, myositis

Abscess - drainage

Dif dg edema – cellulitis (i.v. contrast)

Necrosis - surgical treatment

Presence of abscesses, necrosis

Deep cellulitis – surgical treatment

100% accuracy in evaluation of cellulitis
A. Rahmouni et al, Radiology 1994

Cellulitis MR Findings

 • Thickening of the skin
 • Separation and/or septation of subcutaneous fat
 • Fluid collections (abscesses, necrosis)
 • Thickening of superficial fascia
 • Enhancement of subcutaneous fat (dif edema)
superficial cellulitis and bursitissuperficial cellulitis and bursitis
M, 38 y. superficial cellulitis and bursitis (staphilococcus aureus).
superficial cellulitissuperficial cellulitis
superficial cellulitis

F, 54 y, superficial cellulitis and superficial
fascial collection
November 4, 2009

Phoenix Diagnostic Clinic, Bucharest

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