Approach to the Patient with a Skin and Soft Tissue Infection.

Title

Approach to the Patient with a Skin and Soft Tissue Infection.

Creator

Watkins RR; David MZ

Publisher

Infectious Disease Clinics Of North America

Date

2021
2021-03

Description

The diagnosis of a skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) requires careful attention to a patient's history, physical examination, and diagnostic test results. We review for many bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens that cause SSTIs the clues for reaching a diagnosis, including reported past medical history, hobbies and behaviors, travel, insect bites, exposure to other people and to animals, environmental exposures to water, soil, or sand, as well as the anatomic site of skin lesions, their morphology on examination, and their evolution over time. Laboratory and radiographic tests are discussed that may be used to confirm a specific diagnosis.

Subject

Diagnosis; Differential diagnosis; Environmental exposures; Laboratory testing; Skin and soft tissue infection

Format

journalArticle

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Pages

1-48

Issue

1

Volume

35

ISSN

1557-9824 0891-5520

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Update Year & Number

March 2021 List

Affiliated Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital

Citation

Watkins RR; David MZ, “Approach to the Patient with a Skin and Soft Tissue Infection.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11585.

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