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Comment & Response
November 15, 2016

Therapy for Cellulitis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver
  • 2Department of Medicine, Seattle-Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Seattle, Washington

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2016;316(19):2046-2047. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.15607

To the Editor We would like Drs Raff and Kroshinsky1 to comment on 3 additional issues in the management of cellulitis. First, we were surprised by their omission of the beneficial role of adjunctive corticosteroids, which in a randomized double-blind trial of erysipelas (the European synonym for cellulitis) accelerated clinical response, shortened hospital stay, and may have reduced recurrence rates.2,3

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