Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: cellulitis, antibiotic, outpatient (PubMed Search)
Posted: 5/31/2014 by Bryan Hayes, PharmD
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In a prospective cohort of 598 ED patients, 5 risk factors were independently associated with uncomplicated cellulitis patients who fail initial antibiotic therapy as outpatients and require a change of antibiotics or admission to hospital:
Patients presenting with uncomplicated cellulitis and any of these risk factors may need to be considered for observation +/- IV antibiotics.
Peterson D, et al. Predictors of Failure of Empiric Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy in Emergency Department Patients with Uncomplicated Cellulitis. Acad Emerg Med 2014; 21(5):526-31. [PMID 24842503]
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