Hot topics in the diagnosis and management of skin and soft-tissue infections


ESPOSITO S., BASSETTI M., BONNET E., BOUZA E., CHAN M., DE SIMONE G., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, vol.48, no.1, pp.19-26, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.04.011
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-26
  • Keywords: Skin and soft-tissue infection, Diagnosis, Management, RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS, ACUTE BACTERIAL SKIN, PARENTERAL ANTIBIOTIC-THERAPY, ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM, PRACTICE GUIDELINES, COMPLICATED SKIN, HOSPITALIZED-PATIENTS, DISEASES SOCIETY, EARLY DISCHARGE, VANCOMYCIN

Abstract

Eighteen hot topics regarding the diagnosis and management of skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) were selected and reviewed by members of the SSTI Working Group of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC). Despite the large amount of literature available on the issue selected, there are still many unknowns with regard to many of them and further studies are required to answer these challenging issues that face clinicians on a daily basis. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. and International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.