cellulitis: Inflammation of the dermis and subcutaneous tissues caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include erythema, edema, and pain to the affected area.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

392423 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, registry filters

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 L03
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 68[1-2]
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 68[1-2]
Cause of death: ICD-10 L03
Cause of death: ICD-9 68[1-2]
Cause of death: ICD-8 68[1-2]

2 out of 7 registries used, show all original rules.


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Control definitions

Control exclude L12_INFECT_SKIN

Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 3
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 L00-L08
Name in latin Cellulitis

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 6683 3123 3560
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 1.77 1.48 2.14
Mean age at first event (years) 49.78 48.92 50.54


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.05 3.73 [2.42, 5.74] 2.2e-9 765
15 years 0.01 1.52 [1.06, 2.17] 2.2e-2 229
5 years 0.01 4.82 [3.74, 6.20] 2.0e-34 261
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Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: L12_CELLULITIS – Cellulitis
GWS hits:

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Cellulitis
after Cellulitis

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Cellulitis

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