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Updated Guidelines on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
June 20, 2014

Updated Guidelines on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released updated guidelines on diagnosing and treating skin and soft tissue infections.

The hefty guidelines, last updated in 2005, are available for free in Clinical Infectious Diseases. They include a new figure that simplifies the management of localized purulent staphylococcal infections given the growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In addition, an algorithm provides a simpler approach for managing and treating surgical site infections.

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Bookeun Kim Physician, Gastroenterology

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