Management of patients with cellulitis of the lower limb
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Management of patients with cellulitis of the lower limb

Alison Beasley Clinical nurse specialist in cellulitis and lead clinician, Integrated Complex Wound Care Team, Greenwich Community Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London

This article aims to help practitioners develop an understanding of cellulitis of the lower limb. It focuses on the identification of cellulitis, differentiating it from other common conditions, and discusses treatment and management strategies. The article includes information for prevention and early recognition of the condition in an attempt to reduce frequent recurrences.

Nursing Standard. 26, 11, 50-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.11.26.11.50.c8820

Correspondence

alison.beasley@oxleas.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

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