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sábado, 4 de junio de 2016

Management of skin abscesses

emDocs - June 3, 2016 - Authors: Anderson B &  Waseem M - Edited: Santistevan J, Koyfman A and Long B
"Skin and soft tissue infections encompass a wide array of clinical presentations and are common presenting conditions in the Emergency Department. In this post we will review the current treatment considerations of skin abscesses.
Langer's Lines
Langer’s lines of the skin
  • What is an abscess?
  • Which abscesses require surgical consultation?
  • What is the utility of packing and irrigation?
  • What are the indications for antibiotics?
  • What are some advanced and alternative techniques for abscess drainage?
  • What are some considerations in the pediatric population?
  • What are some other general considerations?"