The management of skin and soft tissue infections: outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in the United Kingdom.

@article{Nathwani2001TheMO,
  title={The management of skin and soft tissue infections: outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Dilip Nathwani},
  journal={Chemotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 Suppl 1},
  pages={17-23}
}
In a study in Scotland, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) accounted for 10% of hospitalizations, with mean stays of approximately 5 days, and were the second most common reason for hospital-based intravenous antibiotic therapy lasting more than 48 h. A total of 125 patients with SSTIs were recently treated using an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) service. The patients received intravenous antibiotic therapy for a mean duration of 5.32 days. The two primary agents… CONTINUE READING

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