School of Medicine
The skin is the largest, and arguably, the most vulnerable organ in the human body. Scratches and scrapes, bites and puncture wounds, impetigo and erysipelas—all these disruptions can lead to pain, swelling, and/or systemic symptoms. In this article, which is based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s 2014 guidelines and the World Society of Emergency Surgery and Surgical Infection Society of Europe’s 2018 consensus statement, a structured approach to skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) is reviewed, comparing treatment for suppurative and non-suppurative infections, and then discussing specific conditions commonly seen in Primary Care and Urgent Care facilities.
Digital Commons Citation
Silverberg, Benjamin, "A Structured Approach to Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs) in an Ambulatory Setting" (2021). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 2996.
Silverberg, B. A Structured Approach to Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs) in an Ambulatory Setting. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 65-74. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010011