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  • Print publication year: 2014
  • Online publication date: November 2014

38 - Unilateral limb pain and swelling

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Further reading

Keller EC, et al. (2012) Distinguishing cellulitis from its mimics. Cleve Clin J Med 79(8): 542–552. Available as a download at www.ccjm.org/content/79/8/547.long.
Puvanendran R, et al. (2009) Necrotizing fasciitis. Can Fam Physician 55(10): 981–987. Available as a download at www.cfp.ca/content/55/10/981.long.