Clinical Guidelines for the Antibiotic Treatment for Community-Acquired Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

Infect Chemother. 2017 Dec;49(4):301-325. doi: 10.3947/ic.2017.49.4.301.


Skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) is common and important infectious disease. This work represents an update to 2012 Korean guideline for SSTI. The present guideline was developed by the adaptation method. This clinical guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of SSTI, including impetigo/ecthyma, purulent skin and soft tissue infection, erysipelas and cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, pyomyositis, clostridial myonecrosis, and human/animal bite. This guideline targets community-acquired skin and soft tissue infection occurring among adult patients aged 16 years and older. Diabetic foot infection, surgery-related infection, and infections in immunocompromised patients were not included in this guideline.

Keywords: Cellulitis; Erysipelas; Fasciitis; Impetigo; Pyomyositis.