Introduction

Common skin infections include impetigo, cellulitis, erysipelas, folliculitis, furuncles, and carbuncles (1,2). In addition, skin infections are commonly associated with animal and human bites (3). When necessary, subsequent antibiotic selection should be based on culture results and associated antibiotic sensitivity testing. This chapter provides an overview of the bacterial causes (see Table 1) and recommended initial antibiotic management of common skin infections, particularly in relation to current knowledge regarding antibiotic resistance.

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