Stephen Fry In Hospital

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Famous British actor/comedian Stephen Fry is suffering from a painful skin condition and was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, April 2nd.

He sought treatment for his swollen ankle, but doctors soon diagnosed him with skin infection cellulitis which causes redness and pain to the body.

He announced his state on his Twitter profile, saying, “Well here’s a how do you do – checking into a hospital. Very swollen painful ankle. Doctors seem to take it rather seriously. Cellulitis too.”

It happened in the middle of filming for the new season of 24 in London. In the revived show Stephen portrays the British prime minister opposite Kiefer Sutherland.

Cellulitis is a diffuse inflammation of connective tissue caused by bacteria, with severe inflammation of dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin.

It can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria and often occurs in the places where the skin has previously been broken: cracks in the skin, cuts, blisters, burns, insect bites, surgical wounds, intravenous drug injection or sites of intravenous catheter insertion.

Most commonly affected by this infection, is the skin on the face or lower legs, though it can occur on any part of the body. The mainstay of therapy remains treatment with appropriate antibiotics and recovery period lasts from 48 hours to six months.

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