Updated Guidelines on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections — Physician’s First Watch
Updated Guidelines on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
By Kelly Young
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.