What role does ultrasonography play in the workup of cellulitis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Current data suggest that ultrasonography may play a role in the detection of occult abscess and direction of care, especially in an emergency department setting. [5] Ultrasonographic-guided aspiration of pus has been shown to shorten hospital stay and fever duration in children with cellulitis. [6]


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