Antibiotic duration, but not abscess size, impacts clinical cure of limited skin and soft tissue infection after incision and drainage

Jason G. Lake, Loren G. Miller, Stephanie A. Fritz

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Adjunctive antibiotic
  • Clindamycin
  • Incision and drainage
  • SSTI
  • T rimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

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