Diagnosis and Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

July 15, 2014

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Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Prevention, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D013207 - Staphylococcal Skin Infections, D019115 - Fasciitis, Necrotizing, D018461 - Soft Tissue Infections, D002481 - Cellulitis


cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, skin and soft tissue infections, SSTI, SSTIs, gram-positive, gram-negative

Source Citation

Dennis L. Stevens, Alan L. Bisno, Henry F. Chambers, E. Patchen Dellinger, Ellie J. C. Goldstein, Sherwood L. Gorbach, Jan V. Hirschmann, Sheldon L. Kaplan, Jose G. Montoya, James C. Wade, Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: 2014 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 59, Issue 2, 15 July 2014, Pages e10–e52, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu296