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Revised consensus document on the management of cellulitis in lymphoedema - December 2016

The revised consensus document is now available.

This document has been written and reviewed by a group of highly experienced lymphoedema specialists and makes recommendations about the use of antibiotics for cellulitis in patients with lymphoedema, and advises when admission to hospital is indicated.

The revised versions of the LSN fact sheets 'What is Cellulitis?' and 'Management of Cellulitis in Lymphoedema' are now available from the LSN office.

 

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Lymphoedema Awareness Week March 2017

Those of you who live with lymphoedema know that it is not a well known condition but for one week each year we ask that everyone does what they can to raise awareness of the condition with their friends, family, work colleagues and the general public. Lymphoedema Awareness Week was begun by our healthcare professional colleagues in the British Lymphology Society and in 2017 will fall between the 5th and 11th of March.

So whether you want to wear odd socks or gloves for the week, hold a cake sale, get involved with events at your local clinic or just wear a ‘Lymphoedema Matters’ ribbon please do something – everyone you tell about lymphoedema and the impact it has on your life is one more person who knows and potentially cares.