Children’s cellulitis score will aid treatment pathway

And it it likely to help reduce complications, say researchers
Jocelyn Wright

Australian researchers have developed the first clinical risk score to aid GPs and ED doctors in assessing severity of paediatric cellulitis.

The so-called ASSET tool (Area, Systematic Features, Swelling, Eye, Tenderness) score will help in decision-making on whether to start intravenous or oral antibiotics, its developer says.