Clin Microbiol Infect 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada; Clinical Practice Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, Montréal QC, Canada; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montréal, QC, Canada. Electronic address:
Objectives: Differentiating cellulitis from pseudocellulitis is challenging, and misdiagnosis leads to unnecessary antimicrobial use and increased healthcare expenditure. Clinical diagnosis remains the criterion standard and may involve expert consultation. Our objective was to evaluate the usefulness of a handheld infrared thermometer to improve diagnostic certainty in cases of suspected cellulitis. Read More