Skin & Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs)

Skin & Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs)

Clinical Considerations

Inappropriate and over-prescribing of antibiotics is common for SSTIs and can lead to:

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Unnecessary side effects
  • Super-infections (e.g. C. difficile)
  • UNLESS severe nonpurulent infection
  • Literature supports this combination may lead to nephrotoxicity

More Information

  1. Stevens DL, et al. IDSA guidelines for skin and soft tissue infections. Clin Infect Dis 2014.
  2. Burgess LD et al. Pharmacotherapy 2014.