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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Oral flucloxacillin and phenoxymethylpenicillin versus flucloxacillin alone for the emergency department outpatient treatment of cellulitis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
>16 years of age Any cellulitis that requires intravenous antibiotic
Cellulitis of any body area excluding the perineum, that is treatable with oral antibiotic as an outpatient and in whom either combination of antibiotic is likely to produce a clinical response Any cellulitis worse than Eron Stage 2 cellulitis
Any two of the following signs: Pregnancy
   1. Erythema Lactation
   2. Warmth Hypersensitivity to penicillin
   3. Tenderness Chronic skin condition at the site of infection
   4. Swelling Infection involving prosthetic material
   5. Regional lymphadenopathy Thermal injury
Fluency in written and spoken English Acne vulgaris
  Perineal cellulitis (high risk of anaerobic infection)
  Fungal infection of scalp or nail bed
  Severe renal or hepatic dysfunction
  Concomitant treatment with oral, parenteral or topical antibiotics at infection site
  Patients taking systemic corticosteroids at a dose exceeding 15 mg (or equivalent) per day for more than 7 days
  Refusal or inability to give informed consent