Cellulitis is an under-researched topic area yet it accounts for 2-3% of hospital admissions. The number of people affected by cellulitis and its associated complications demonstrates the need for further research into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this condition. It is important that patients, carers and health professionals all have a say in future research.
Launched in March 2016, this PSP was funded by the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network and co-ordinated by the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology.
An important aspect of the work of a PSP is identifying the relevant systematic reviews to extract and confirm research uncertainties for the prioritisation process. This requires comprehensive searches of the literature to be carried out. The Cellulitis PSP, co-ordinated by the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology took the opportunity to create a public online database of cellulitis systematic reviews, mapped by topic.
This database represents a very useful long-term outcome of the work done for the PSP.
The Cellulitis Top 10 was published in May 2017.