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Infect Chemother. 2017 Dec;49(4):301-325. doi: 10.3947/ic.2017.49.4.301.

Clinical Guidelines for the Antibiotic Treatment for Community-Acquired Skin and Soft Tissue Infection.

Kwak YG#1,2, Choi SH#3,4, Kim T#1,5, Park SY#3,6, Seo SH7,8, Kim MB9,10, Choi SH2,11.

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The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
The Korean Society for Chemotherapy, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Chung Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicne, SoonChunHyang University Bucheon Hospital, Buchon, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.
The Korean Dermatological Association, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Dermatology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The Korean Orthopaedic Association, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Infectious Diseases, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Contributed equally


Skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) is common and important infectious disease. This work represents an update to 2012 Korean guideline for SSTI. The present guideline was developed by the adaptation method. This clinical guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of SSTI, including impetigo/ecthyma, purulent skin and soft tissue infection, erysipelas and cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, pyomyositis, clostridial myonecrosis, and human/animal bite. This guideline targets community-acquired skin and soft tissue infection occurring among adult patients aged 16 years and older. Diabetic foot infection, surgery-related infection, and infections in immunocompromised patients were not included in this guideline.


Cellulitis; Erysipelas; Fasciitis; Impetigo; Pyomyositis

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