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Definition of Cellulitis

Cellulitis: A spreading bacterial infection underneath the skin surface characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Cellulitis commonly appears in areas where there is a break in the skin.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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