Antibiotics are frequently prescribed following incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses. In subgroup analyses from a recent clinical trial, we observed higher likelihood of cure with antibiotic courses beyond 5 or 7 days (up to 10). Among this cohort, for abscesses ≤5 cm, size did not modify the antibiotic effect.
Keywords: SSTI; adjunctive antibiotic; clindamycin; incision and drainage; trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
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