author={Renajd Rrapi and Sidharth Chand and Daniela Kroshinsky},
  journal={Medical Clinics of North America},



Clinical Syndromes Associated with Adult Pneumococcal Cellulitis

A high degree of suspicion and early aggressive management is needed for those presenting with cellulitis characterized by bullae and violaceous color, and in contrast to other common bacterial etiologies, pneumococcal cellulitis is frequently associated with blood stream invasion, tissue necrosis and supporative complications.

Assessment of Antibiotic Treatment of Cellulitis and Erysipelas: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Only low-quality evidence was found for the most appropriate agent, route of administration, and duration of treatment for patients with cellulitis; future trials need to use a standardized set of outcomes, including severity scoring, dosing, andduration of therapy.

Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — Six Sites, 2005–2016

The effects of the opioid epidemic on invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections during 2005-2016 were assessed, and surveillance data from CDC's Emerging Infections Program (EIP) were analyzed.

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection: Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Examination, Imaging, and LRINEC Score A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Accuracy of physical examination, imaging, and Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score in diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) in adults with a hard tissue infection clinically concerning for NSTI is summarized.

Clinical Usefulness of Imaging and Blood Cultures in Cellulitis Evaluation

The durations of most courses of antibiotic therapy for adult outpatients with sinusitis exceed guideline recommendations, which represents an opportunity to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics when therapy with antibiotics is indicated.

The Role of β-Hemolytic Streptococci in Causing Diffuse, Nonculturable Cellulitis: A Prospective Investigation

Results of this large, prospective study show that diffuse, nonculturable cellulitis is still mainly caused by BHS, despite the MRSA epidemic, and that for this infection type, treatment with β-lactam antibiotics is still effective.