Chapter 2. Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor2,3,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor2,4
  1. Douglas Austgarden MD and
  2. Guilio Didiodato MD

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch2

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Austgarden, D. and Didiodato, G. (2009) Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • specific diseases;
  • skin and soft-tissue infections;
  • erysipelas, distinctive form of cellulitis;
  • impetigo, common skin infection distributed worldwide;
  • community-acquired methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA);
  • diabetic foot infections;
  • intravenous ceftriaxone for outpatient therapy;
  • furuncles and carbuncles;
  • soft-tissue infections and MRSA infection;
  • hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) - adjunct for necrotizing fasciitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Impetigo

  • Cellulitis and erysipelas

  • Furuncles and carbuncles

  • Soft-tissue infections and MRSA infection

  • Necrotizing fasciitis

  • Diabetic foot infections

  • Animal bites

  • References