A middle-aged man presents with an extremely painful swollen red leg and signs of sepsis. He has a history of chronic venous insufficiency, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea. What are your differential diagnoses and how should he be managed?


cellulitis, sepsis, dignoses, management


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Sullivan, R and Fulde, G. (2016) A middle-aged man with cellulitis. Medicine Today, 17(9): 72-75.

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