Risk factors for cellulitis failure in hospitalized patients

In this single center cohort of hospitalized patients with cellulitis/cutaneous abscess, 1/3 had clinical failure, the risk of which was markedly higher for those with higher BMI, inadequate empiric or recent antibiotic, and lower dosing. Although obesity is not an easily modifiable risk factor, antibiotic choice and dose are (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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