The diagnosis is based primarily on physical findings. Leukocytosis with an increase in the neutrophil count is common. Performing a needle aspiration of the infection site is rarely successful at isolating an organism, but swabbing the portal of entry, when identifiable, may have a higher success rate. Blood cultures are positive in only around 5 percent of patients.7 Serologic testing to determine ASO and anti-DNAase B titers may be more specific but is of little use acutely in the ED.

The differential diagnosis includes other forms of local cellulitis. Some believe that necrotizing fasciitis is a complication of erysipelas infections and should be considered in all cases.

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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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