Emergency Department Management of Cellulitis and Other Skin and Soft-Tissue Infection (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME) | Points & Pearls
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Emergency Department Management of Cellulitis and Other Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)

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  • With some 2 million cases of SSTIs presenting to EDs annually, their misdiagnosis and mismanagement leads to hundreds of millions of dollars of avoidable healthcare spending and increased risk for morbidity and mortality.
  • SSTIs can be distinguished by their location in the soft tissue: erysipelas is superficial; cellulitis is in the dermal layers; and necrotizing infection is in the deeper dermal and fascial layers. (See Figure 1.)
  • Purulent cellulitis is predisposed for Staphylococcus species; the IDSA recommends empiric coverage for MRSA for these patients.
  • Nonpurulent cellulitis has a predominance toward infection with Streptococcus species.
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Authors

Kyle Howarth, MD; Joby Thoppil, MD, PhD; Gilberto A. Salazar, MD, FACEP, DABEMS

Peer Reviewed By

Marc Kanter, MD; Jennifer White, MD

Publication Date

May 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

June 1, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits and 1 Pharmacology CME credit.

Pub Med ID: 35467810

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