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Cellulitis (red area) on the face of a 65 year old woman. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and its underlying tissues. It is often due to infection by Streptococcus bacteria, which enter through a wound or break in the skin. Cellulitis may cause a fever and chills, and if it is left untreated, it may result in septicaemia or gangrene. It is usually treated with antibiotic drugs.
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