Ulcer with surrounding erythema
There will usually be local signs of infection as described above. There is a localized erythema, warmth and swelling usually associated with ulceration, although the portal of entry of infection may be a corn, callus, blister, fissure or any other skin break (Fig. 5.8).
In the darkly pigmented foot, cellulitis can be difficult to detect, but careful comparison with the other foot may reveal a tawny hue.
- Fig. 5.8 This interdigital ulcer has associated local erythema.
- Fig. 5.9 There is diffuse cellulitis spreading over the dorsum of the foot from an ischaemic ulcer on the medial border (arrow).
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