The panel's recommendations were developed to be concordant with the recently published IDSA guidelines for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. The focus of this guideline is the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of diverse SSTIs ranging from minor superficial infections to life-threatening infections such as necrotizing fasciitis. In addition, because of an increasing number of immunocompromised hosts worldwide, the guideline addresses the wide array of SSTIs that occur in this population. These guidelines emphasize the importance of clinical skills in promptly diagnosing SSTIs, identifying the pathogen, and administering effective treatments in a timely fashion. Summarized below are the recommendations made in the new guidelines for skin and soft tissue infections SSTIs. Figure 1 was developed to simplify the management of localized purulent staphylococcal infections such as skin abscesses, furuncles, and carbuncles in the age of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA.
Cellulitis and Erysipelas
Periorbital Cellulitis in Adults - What You Need to Know
Orbital Cellulitis, also named, Postseptal Cellulitis and, on occasion, misdiagnosed as Periorbital Cellulitis. The former can have life-changing implications for eye health, the latter is not quite so problematical. Scientifically, the orbit is the cavern in the human skull where the eyeball sits. Orbit indicates this bony chamber and also refers to the actual soft tissue assembly of the eye itself. A total of seven bones comprise the recess. Habitually, orbital cellulitis is an imported infection from either nearby so, the front of the eye or eyelid, the sinuses or dental disease or, further afield, transported to this destination via the bloodstream and circulation. A relatively uncommon illness, orbital cellulitis is more routinely diagnosed in children where multiple causes are generated from minor injuries, superficial eye problems and upper respiratory tract infections.
Orbital Cellulitis in Adults: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on May 4, Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection of the skin. Bacteria break through the skin's protective outer layer, typically at the site of an injury, such as a cut, puncture, sore, burn or bite. Cellulitis can occur at the site of surgery, or where there is a catheter.
For recurrent S. Not effective against Staphyloccocus aureus , but good coverage against Group A Strep. Group A Strep is always sensitive to penicillin and amoxicillin. Inexpensive oral medication.