National Trends in Incidence of Purulent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Patients Presenting to Ambulatory and Emergency Department Settings, 2000-2015

Stephanie A. Fritz, Daniel J. Shapiro, Adam L. Hersh

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Abstract

Nationally representative data from 2000-2015 demonstrated a rise in the incidence of outpatient visits for skin infections, peaking in 2010-2013, followed by a plateau. While cephalexin was the most frequently prescribed antibiotic at the beginning, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was most frequently prescribed by the end of the study period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2715-2718
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume70
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2020

Keywords

  • A ntibiotic prescriptions
  • Ambulatory
  • Incidence
  • Skin and soft tissue infection

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