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Flashcards in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Deck (6)
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1

Which antibiotics would you give for mild soft tissue infection?

What if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

For how long?

Oral flucloxacillin

In penicillin allergy: oral doxycycline OR oral clarithromycin

Duration: 7 days

2

Which antibiotics would you give for mild human/animal bite, OR peri-anal soft tissue infection?

What if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

For how long?

Oral co-amoxiclav

In penicillin allergy: oral doxycycline PLUS oral metronidazole

Duration: 7 days

3

Which antibiotics would you give for moderate cellulitis?

What if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

For how long?

IV flucloxacillin

In penicillin allergy: IV vancomycin

Duration: 10 days

4

Which antibiotics would you give for severe or rapidly progressing cellulitis?

What if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

For how long?

IV flucloxacillin, PLUS
IV gentamicin, PLUS
IV clindamycin

In penicillin allergy: replace flucloxacillin with IV vancomycin

Duration: 10 days

5

Which antibiotics would you give for severe human/animal bites, or severe peri-anal infection?

What if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

For how long?

IV co-amoxiclav

In penicillin allergy: IV metronidazole PLUS IV clarithromycin PLUS IV gentamicin

Duration: 10 days

6

Which antibiotics would you give for suspected necrotising fasciitis?

What if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

For how long?

IV flucloxacillin, PLUS
IV benzylpenicillin, PLUS
IV gentamicin, PLUS
IV clindamycin, PLUS
IV metronidazole

In penicillin allergy: replace fluclox and benzylpenicillin with IV vancomycin

As per microbiology advice - discuss with microbiology at 48 hours