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  • Cellulitis [r]: Acute, diffuse, inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, usually due to infection and associated with redness, pain, swelling and warmth to the touch [e]
  • Necrotizing fasciitis [r]: A fulminating bacterial infection, popularly called "flesh eating bacteria", of the deep layers of the skin and fascia. Streptococcus pyogenes is the most common pathogen, although a wide range of organisms can produce it [e]
  • Necrotizing fascitis [r]: A fulminating, rapidly progressive, extremely destructive bacterial infection of the deep layers of the skin and fascia, often associated with Streptococcus pyogenes [e]
  • Scarlet fever [r]: An acute bacterial infection, caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, usually presenting as a sudden sore throat with a red rash, fever, and changes in the color of the tongue. [e]
  • Sinusitis [r]: Infection or inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which may or may not be as a result of infection, from bacterial, fungal, viral, allergic or autoimmune issues. [e]

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  • Glucose [r]: A monosaccharide (or simple sugar) and an important carbohydrate in biology, used by the living cell as a source of energy and metabolic intermediate. [e]
  • Lactam [r]: A cyclic amide chemical compound. Important component of many antibiotics. [e]
  • Phagocytosis [r]: That part of immune response in which defensive cells such as neutrophils and macrophages surround and "digest" foreign particles [e]
  • Platelet [r]: Cell fragments circulating in the blood. [e]