Cellulitis

 ALT-70 Model Provides Accurate Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Cellulitis

ALT-70 Model Provides Accurate Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Cellulitis

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The widespread implementation of ALT-70 into clinical practice may help decrease misdiagnosis rates of lower-extremity cellulitis.

Early dermatology consultation linked to improved diagnostic accuracy and care in cellulitis

Among patients admitted to the hospital for a provisional diagnosis of cellulitis, early dermatologic consultation was associated with improved recognition of pseudo-cellulitis, decreased antibiotic use, and earlier discharge. For patients in whom pseudo-cellulitis was recognized, antibiotics and in-patient management were less common, while topical steroids and conservative measures were more common.

Ceftaroline Fosamil Associated With Shorter ABSSSI-Related Hospital Stay

Ceftaroline Fosamil Associated With Shorter ABSSSI-Related Hospital Stay

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Compared with vancomycin, patients with ABSSSI treated with ceftaroline fosamil had significantly shorter length of hospital stay.

Guidelines for Preventing Infections in Adolescent Athletes

Guidelines for Preventing Infections in Adolescent Athletes

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Many of the recommendations by sports organizations are more stringent than ordinary infection control practices for similar conditions.

Intramuscular Benzathine Penicillin Reduced Incidence of Recurrent Cellulitis

Intramuscular Benzathine Penicillin Reduced Incidence of Recurrent Cellulitis

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Although intramuscular antibiotics had been suggested as a prevention strategy for recurrent cellulitis, the evidence is scarce.

Weight-Based Dosing of Clindamycin and TMP/SMX Improves Cellulitis Outcomes

Weight-Based Dosing of Clindamycin and TMP/SMX Improves Cellulitis Outcomes

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Weight-based dosing options for treatment may improve clinical outcomes in patients with cellulitis.

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