Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department.

  title={Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department.},
  author={Amelia M Breyre and Bradley W. Frazee},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={36 4},

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: Diagnosis and Therapy

In this review article, SSTIs, both complicated and non-complicated, were classified on the basis of clinical view and patient characteristics, and recent changes related to diagnosis and treatment were reviewed in accordance with the recommendations of international guidelines.

A Case of Forearm Soft Tissue Infection Caused by Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae in an Otherwise Healthy 24-Year-Old Woman

A case of hvKp that caused forearm muscle and soft tissue infection in addition to bacteremia, hepatic and pulmonary abscess, and hyperglycemia is reported, highlighting the potential of hVKp to cause deep tissue infection and present with clinical symptoms similar to gas gangrene.

Severe bacterial skin infections☆☆☆

International survey evaluating treatment of primary superficial skin abscesses

An online survey dealing with standard of care protocols for cutaneous abscesses concerning surgical treatment and aftercare was created to present a nomogram for standard abscess therapy based on international expert opinions.

Knowledge and role of dermatologists in life‐threatening infections: a national survey among hospital skin specialists

To determine the current involvement of dermatologists in sepsis and life-threatening invasive infection alert programs, a prospective, nationwide, telematic survey was carried out among dermatologists working mainly in hospitals.

Risk factors for non-invasive (skin and soft tissue) and invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections among children and adults living in southeastern USA: a retrospective cohort study

The risk of MRSA infections in children and adults can be defined by unique area-level sociodemographic characteristics which were distinct for those areas associated with MSSA infections.

Necrotizing Fasciitis Complicating Transobturator Tape Operation

This work aimed to present the successful management of a case of necrotizing fasciitis in a TOT patient and to reduce the infectious complications after MUS procedures.

Accurate and quick predictor of necrotizing soft tissue infection: Usefulness of the LRINEC score and NSTI assessment score.

Recent Advances in Mupirocin Delivery Strategies for the Treatment of Bacterial Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

This comprehensive review will help researchers to explore further the treatment of various bacterial skin infections by using MUP-loaded novel formulations with better efficacy, utilizing the novel nanostructures or combinatorial methods.



Complicated skin, skin structure and soft tissue infections - are we threatened by multi-resistant pathogens?

The incidence of skin and soft tissue infections in which MRSA (methicillin-resistent Staphylococcus aureus) is involved has been steadily increasing over the past 15 years and several recent reports identified MRSA as the leading pathogen in SSTIs.

Skin and soft tissue infection: microbiology and epidemiology.

  • M. Dryden
  • Medicine, Biology
    International journal of antimicrobial agents
  • 2009

Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of skin and soft tissue infections: 2014 update by the infectious diseases society of America.

  • D. StevensA. Bisno J. Wade
  • Medicine
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2014
This guideline addresses the wide array of SSTIs that occur in this population and emphasizes the importance of clinical skills in promptly diagnosing SSTI, identifying the pathogen, and administering effective treatments in a timely fashion.

Determinants of mortality for necrotizing soft-tissue infections.

Early debridement of NSTi was associated with a significant decrease in mortality, and S. pyogenes infection was the most common cause of monomicrobial NSTI, but was not associated with an increased mortality.

Impetigo, Erysipelas and Cellulitis

This chapter focuses on the clinical and epidemiological features of these infections, as well as treatment options, and includes a discussion of bacterial pathogenesis.

Antibiotics for simple skin abscesses: the new evidence in perspective

  • B. Frazee
  • Medicine
    Emergency Medicine Journal
  • 2018
Two studies, both published in New England Journal of Medicine in the last 2 years, go a long way in answering, once and for all, whether antibiotics are beneficial after incision and drainage (I&D)

Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections.

The hallmarks of necrotizing fasciitis are friable superficial fascia, gray exudate without pus, and widespread tissue destruction. The infection is either polymicrobial or monomicrobial. Early