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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0007642

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26715  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Pathologic Function

NCIt Definition: Inflammation of the dermis and subcutaneous tissues caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include erythema, edema, and pain to the affected area.

RADLEX Definition: Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria.

HPO Definition: A bacterial infection and inflammation of the skin und subcutaneous tissues. []

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut, or wound.

Symptoms include

  • Fever and chills
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes
  • A rash with painful, red, tender skin. The skin may blister and scab over.

Your health care provider may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (through the vein) for more severe cases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NCI-GLOSS Definition: An acute, spreading infection of the deep tissues of the skin and muscle that causes the skin to become warm and tender and may also cause fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters.

NICHD Definition: An infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues with induration and erythema.

SNOMEDCT_US Definition: Inflammation located in and spreading along planes of connective tissue. In regions of the body covered by skin, it involves subcutaneous tissue and also the dermis. It may spread to deeper fascial layers and muscle.

MSH Definition: An acute, diffuse, and suppurative inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, which is most commonly seen as a result of infection of a wound, ulcer, or other skin lesions.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Cellulitis (disorder)
Cellulitis (morphologic abnormality)
Cellulitis [Disease/Finding]
Cellulitis NOS
Cellulitis, unspecified
cellulitis

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C26715 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN in French literature "cellulite" can be CELLULITE or CELLULITIS MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XU75F SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUWT1 SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 06/02/2000 MEDLINEPLUS
DATE_CREATED 2010-12-30T10:11:51Z HPO
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0729-7208 CSP
DID 0944-6244 CSP
DX 19600101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20030131 SNOMEDCT_US
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
FX D000071697 MSH
HN PHLEGMON was heading 1963-78 MSH
HPO_COMMENT In contrast to impetigo, which is a very superficial skin infection, cellulitis involves both the dermis and the underlying subcutaneous tissue. HPO
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM acute lymphangitis ICD10
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION An acute, diffuse, and suppurative inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, which is most commonly seen as a result of infection of a wound, ulcer, or other skin lesions. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D002481 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Cellulitis NDFRT
MESH_UI M0003788 NDFRT
MMR 20160421 MSH
MN C01.539.800.130 MSH
MN C01.539.830.200 MSH
MN C17.300.185 MSH
MN C23.550.470.756.200 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cellulitis.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/cellulitis.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Cellulitis NCI
NUI N0000000707 NDFRT
OL use CELLULITIS to search PHLEGMON 1966-78 MSH
ORDER_NO 13976 ICD10CM
PM PHLEGMON was heading 1963-78 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10007882$10004047$10004018$10021881$Cellulitis$Bacterial infections NEC$Bacterial infectious disorders$Infections and infestations MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10021881 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3131338 RXNORM
RXAUI 3131339 RXNORM
RXCUI 1022863 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 128045006 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS L03.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~L03.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS L03.90 | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~L03.90 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU75F SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUWT1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T007229 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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