National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani INMU IRCCS

Rome, Italy

National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani INMU IRCCS

Rome, Italy
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Esposito S.,University of Salerno | Bassetti M.,Santa Maria Misericordia Hospital | Concia E.,AOU di Verona | De Simone G.,University of Salerno | And 11 more authors.
Journal of Chemotherapy | Year: 2017

Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections, posing considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Fourteen members of the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases, after a careful review of the most recent literature using Medline database and their own clinical experience, updated a previous paper published in 2011 by preparing a draught manuscript of the statements. The manuscript was successively reviewed by all members and ultimately re-formulated the present manuscript during a full day consensus meeting. The microbiological and clinical aspects together with diagnostic features were considered for necrotizing and not necrotizing SSTIs in the light of the most recent guidelines and evidences published in the last five years. The antimicrobial therapy was considered as well–both empirical and targeted to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and/or other pathogens, also taking into account the epidemiological and bacterial resistance data and the availability of new antibacterial agents. © 2017 Edizioni Scientifiche per l'Informazione su Farmaci e Terapia.

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