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FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Help Prevent Recurrent Cellulitis

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Help Prevent Recurrent Cellulitis

The recurrence of cellulitus can be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis.

Risk of Herpes Zoster Increased With TNFi Treatment in RA Patients

Risk of Herpes Zoster Increased With TNFi Treatment in RA Patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or using corticosteroids were significantly more likely to have herpes zoster.

Dust Mites May Be Carriers for Bacteria Causing IgE Sensitization in Dermatitis

Dust Mites May Be Carriers for Bacteria Causing IgE Sensitization in Dermatitis

House dust mites may act as carriers for immunoglobulin E sensitization to microbial antigens for patients with atopic dermatitis.

Scalp Nodularity Associated With Secondary Syphilis

Scalp Nodularity Associated With Secondary Syphilis

A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report.

Short-Term Outcomes in Small Skin Abscesses Improve With Antibiotics

Short-Term Outcomes in Small Skin Abscesses Improve With Antibiotics

Patients with a simple abscess who received TMP-SMX along with incision and drainage had improved short-term outcomes compared to those who just received incision and drainage.

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events

The risk of a cardiovascular event may be increased with herpes zoster.

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis Increasing in Hospital Emergency Rooms

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis Increasing in Hospital Emergency Rooms

There have been an increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits.

Herpes Zoster Risk May Increase With Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Herpes Zoster Risk May Increase With Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics may increase risk for herpes zoster.

New Penicillin G Dosing Schedule Improves Treatment for Erysipelas

New Penicillin G Dosing Schedule Improves Treatment for Erysipelas

Frequent recurrence of erysipelas has been a major challenge to treatment. Investigators looked at adjustments to the dosing schedule to improve efficacy of an existing therapy.

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