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Patient information : See related handout on skin and soft tissue infections , written by the authors of this article. Skin and soft tissue infections result from microbial invasion of the skin and its supporting structures.
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Family physicians frequently treat bacterial skin infections in the office and in the hospital. Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles. Cellulitis is an infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue that has poorly demarcated borders and is usually caused by Streptococcus or Staphylococcus species. Erysipelas is a superficial form of cellulitis with sharply demarcated borders and is caused almost exclusively by Streptococcus. Impetigo is also caused by Streptococcus or Staphylococcus and can lead to lifting of the stratum corneum resulting in the commonly seen bullous effect. Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles. When the infection is bacterial rather than mechanical in nature, it is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus.
PDF | Eighteen hot topics regarding the diagnosis and management of skin for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ABSSSIs). Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are clinical entities of vari-.
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening.
Skin and soft tissue infections SSTIs involve microbial invasion of the skin and underlying soft tissues. They have variable presentations, etiologies and severities. The challenge of SSTIs is to efficiently differentiate those cases that require immediate attention and intervention, whether medical or surgical, from those that are less severe.
Recent data suggest that MRSA as a cause of skin infections in the general community remains at high probability. The spectrum of disease caused by MRSA appears to be similar to that of Staphylococcus aureus in the community. The role of MRSA in cellulitis without abscess or purulent drainage is less clear since cultures are rarely obtained. In the community, incision and drainage remains the primary therapy for these purulent skin infections. Empiric antibiotic coverage for MRSA may be warranted in addition to incision and drainage based on clinical assessment e.
Your skin is your body's largest organ. It has many different functions, including covering and protecting your body. It helps keep germs out. But sometimes the germs can cause a skin infection. This often happens when there is a break, cut, or wound on your skin.
Pharmacy teams can help prevent transmission and promote good sexual health practices through identifying patients at risk. In , the World Health Organization estimated there were 87 million new cases of gonorrhoea worldwide, with 54, new diagnoses made in England and 3, in Scotland during the same year  ,  , . Guidance published by Public Health England PHE in suggested that pharmacists could help alleviate some of the current burdens on the system, because of their accessibility to deprived communities and the trusted relationship they enjoy with the local communities they interact with daily . Pharmacies are a source of healthcare advice for patients in the community. Pharmacists can refer patients to sexual health services and are opportunistically able to promote good sexual health practices. Pharmacists are also well trained in identifying a wide range of symptoms and making treatment recommendations, which are covered in this article on gonorrhoea infection.
If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. Mycotic infections are traditionally divided into two principal groups—superficial and deep. In this chapter, only the superficial infections are discussed: tinea corporis and tinea cruris; dermatophytosis of the feet and dermatophytid of the hands; tinea unguium onychomycosis ; and tinea versicolor. See Chapter for discussion of deep mycoses. Branched hyphae of fungal infection demonstrated by potassium hydroxide KOH examination.
Staphylococcus aureus S. It is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses boils , furuncles, and cellulitis. Although most staph infections are not serious, S. Staphylococcus aureus Prescription Pad. On this page: Signs and symptoms of infection Duration of illness Transmission Complications More Fact sheets Signs and symptoms of infection Most infections caused by S. Abscess Pocket of infection that forms at the site of injury.
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