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IDSA: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Guidelines UpdatedLaurie Barclay, MD
June 26, 2014

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its 2005 guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), which have increased because of the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA). The new recommendations were published online (http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/14/cid.ciu296.full)June 18 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
"These comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines will greatly assist clinical decision-making in SSTI management," R. Andrew Seaton, MBChB, MD, DTM&H, FRCP, told Medscape Medical News. Dr. Seaton is consultant in infectious diseases and general medicine and lead doctor, National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde Antimicrobial Management Team, Brownlee Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. "A 'one treatment fits all' approach is not appropriate for this potentially complex group of infections, and these guidelines carefully address this by stratifying therapy for bacterial SSTI depending on the clinical presentation and risk of MRSA."

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