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Swollen thigh with black spot getting bigger. Treated for cellulitis. History of thyroid and kidney problems, sarcoidosis

My Mother has a swollen left thigh and it red and has a black spot in the middle that is getting large each day. The doctors at my local hospital has been treating her know for 3 weeks for Cellullits but the antibotic they are giving her doesn t seem to be working. She has Thyroid , kidney , and Sarcoidosis disease culd there be something else going on that they have not looked for.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Get an ultrasound or a CT scan of the black area to see if there is any blood or pus collection.
In that case it would need to be aspirated in order for the antibiotics to be more effective.
If she is on steroids for sarcoisosis then her resistance to infection may also be low.
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