Patient Age
Peds Purulent SSTI

Peds Purulent SSTI

Duration of Therapy

5-10 days

First Line

Penicillin Allergy

MRSA Risk Factors Present

  • Patient history of MRSA
  • Household history of MRSA/Works in Healthcare 
  • Participation in contact sports/athlete
  • Patient history of staying in childcare center or camp
  • Skin trauma (cuts or sores)
  • Sharing personal items or equipment that are not cleaned or laundered between users



More Information

Last Updated: 9.12.22

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