Skin and soft-tissue infections are among the most common conditions seen in children in the emergency department. Emergency department visits for these infections more than doubled between 1993 and 2005, and they currently account for approximately 2% of all emergency department visits in the United States. This rapid increase in patient visits can be attributed largely to the pervasiveness of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The emergence of this disease entity has created a great deal of controver- sy regarding treatment regimens for skin and soft-tissue infections. This issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice will focus on the management of children with skin and soft-tissue infections, based on the current literature.
|Pages (from-to)||1-23; quiz 23-4|
|Journal||Pediatric emergency medicine practice|
|State||Published - 1 Feb 2015|