Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI): practice guidelines for management and care transitions in the emergency department and hospital.

@article{Pollack2015AcuteBS,
  title={Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI): practice guidelines for management and care transitions in the emergency department and hospital.},
  author={Charles V. Pollack and Alpesh N Amin and William T Ford and Richard Finley and Keith S. Kaye and Hien Huy Nguyen and Michael Joseph Rybak and David A. Talan},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={508-19}
}
BACKGROUND Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), formally referred to as complicated skin and soft tissue infections, include infections with resistance to previously effective antimicrobials. Increasing dramatically in incidence, they have become a challenging medical problem associated with high direct and indirect costs to both the medical system and society. OBJECTIVES To describe the burden of ABSSSI and to explore multidisciplinary approaches to its management and… CONTINUE READING
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