Patient Encounter 1 Part 1 Cellulitis

A 56-year-old male presents to the emergency department with complaints of right lower leg pain and redness. Examining his leg, you notice that he has erythema and edema extending from his ankle to proximal tibia. The area feels warm. The patient states that the redness started approximately 2 days ago. He has felt feverish over the previous 48 hours but did not check his temperature. He has had no other symptoms. He states that he bumped his shin on the bed frame last week and sustained a bruise but no apparent breaks in the skin. His vital signs at the clinic reveal a temperature of 38.3°C (100.9°F), pulse 110 bpm, blood pressure 110/72 mm Hg, and respiratory rate 25 breaths per minute. The physician diagnoses this patient with cellulitis.

What clinical manifestations are suggestive of cellulitis?

What additional information do you need before developing a therapeutic plan for this patient?

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