Title

Cutaneous bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes in infants and children.

Year of Publication

2014

Number of Pages

457-78

Date Published

2014 Apr

ISSN Number

1557-8240

Abstract

<p>Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (SSSIs) are among the most common bacterial infections in children. The medical burden of SSSIs, particularly abscesses, has increased nationwide since the emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. SSSIs represent a wide spectrum of disease severity. Prompt recognition, timely institution of appropriate therapy, and judicious antimicrobial use optimize patient outcomes. For abscesses, incision and drainage are paramount and might avoid the need for antibiotic treatment in uncomplicated cases. If indicated, empiric antimicrobial therapy should target Streptococcus pyogenes for nonpurulent SSSIs, such as uncomplicated cellulitis, and S aureus for purulent SSSIs such as abscesses.</p>

DOI

10.1016/j.pcl.2013.12.004

Alternate Title

Pediatr. Clin. North Am.

PMID

24636656

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