Skin and soft tissue infections


Appropriate Tests

Pus, wound, redness, swelling, local pain and oedema, ulceration, blistering, vesicles, eschars combined with or without systemic symptoms and signs

Microscopy and culture, viral studies.

See also Wound infection, Varicella zoster infection (Shingles, Herpes Zoster infection), Typhus, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Staphylococccal scalded skin syndrome, Skin abscess, Skin ulcer, Mycobacterial infection (Mycobacterium ulcerans), Measles, Herpes simplex virus infection (HSV), Erysipelas, Staphylococcus aureus.

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