GBS infections in infants, cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis, although uncommon in infants, requires swift treatment with antibiotics and occasionally surgical debridement.
An increased risk of herpes zoster was found in women, elderly patients, and patients with psoriasis.
The recurrence of cellulitus can be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or using corticosteroids were significantly more likely to have herpes zoster.
House dust mites may act as carriers for immunoglobulin E sensitization to microbial antigens for patients with atopic dermatitis.
A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report.
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.
The risk of a cardiovascular event may be increased with herpes zoster.
Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.
There have been an increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits.
Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics may increase risk for herpes zoster.
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