Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

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Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Revision Sheet Common pyogenic Skin infections 1. Impetigo I 2. Folliculitis F requently 3. Furuncles and Carbuncles F ind 4. Cellulitis and Erysipelas C rusty 5. Surgical wound Infection S kin ! Other Infections 1. Tetanus T his 2. Gas Gangrene G uy has 3. Necrotising fasciitis N asty 4. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS) S kin ! Disease Risk Factors Clinical Features Organisms Treatment Impetigo Most common in children – spreads through close contact. Minor trauma, dermatitis. Red, fluid filled sores starting on face. Hard grey-yellow crust over the sores. Staph. aureus Strep. pyogenes Topical mupirocin or oral flucloxacillin in severe cases. Folliculitis Common in children. Can be triggered by steroids. Common in beards of men. Small, white-headed pimples around one or more hair follicles, usually in crops. Staph. aureus Pseudomon as aeruginosa (jacuzzi) Usually goes away on its own but can be trated with oral fluclox. Furuncles
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