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04. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

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Michael W. Perry
  • Compare and contrast the clinical presentation and management of infections of the hair follicles including folliculitis, furuncles, and carbuncles
  • Compare and contrast the microbial etiology and clinical presentation of erysipelas and impetigo
  • Select appropriate antimicrobials for the treatment of erysipelas and impetigo
  • Recommend an appropriate treatment regimen for a patient with lymphangitis
  • Describe the clinical presentation and complications associated with cellulitis
  • Compare and contrast the microbial etiology associated with cellulitis in patients with various risk factors for infection
  • Select an appropriate antimicrobial regimen for the treatment of cellulitis based on patient-specific data.
  • Recommend an appropriate treatment plan for patients with skin or soft-tissue infection suspected or documented to be caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of the three major types of necrotizing fasciitis
  • Recommend an appropriate treatment plan, including both drug and nondrug therapy, for a patient with necrotizing fasciitis
  • Discuss the pathophysiologic mechanisms and risk factors for the development of diabetic foot infections
  • Devise an appropriate plan for the management of diabetic foot infection based on patient-specific data
  • Discuss the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in the development of pressure sores
  • Recommend an appropriate and comprehensive plan for the management of an infected pressure sore based on patient-specific information
  • Compare and contrast the microbial etiology of infected animal bites (dog and cat) and infected human bites
  • Discuss the appropriate use of antimicrobial prophylaxis in patients suffering from an animal (dog or cat) or human bite wound
  • Choose appropriate antimicrobial therapy for an infected animal (dog or cat) or human bite
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AccessPharmacy > Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9e > Chapter 88. Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections
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2012 IDSA clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections
External Activity
Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of skin and soft tissue infections: 2014 Update IDSA
External Activity
Clinical practice guidelines by the IDSA for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections


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