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Continuous Insulin Infusion with Insulin Pump Risk Factors for Subcutaneous Abscess or Cellulitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an insulin pump for risk factors associated with subcutaneous abscess or cellulitis.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

L03.9

Description:

A patient with a continuous insulin infusion using an insulin pump has a risk for subcutaneous abscess or cellulitis. Infection is a common cause for discontinuation of pump use. The risk can be significantly reduced by careful attention to details.

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