Cellulitis Treatment Guidelines

Assessment of cellulitis severity in the emergency department setting is difficult. Given the requires of research performed to explain the epidemiology and management of cellulitis, it is unsurprising that heterogeneous antibiotic recommend and poor adherence to guidelines is familiar. It has been shown that up to 20.5% of ED patients with cellulitis require either a change in method or dose of the primarily prescribed antibiotic regimen. The modern Cellulitis Treatment failure rate for empirically prescribed oral antibiotic therapy in Irish EDs is unknown. The connection of patient risk factors with treatment failure has not been described in our setting. Lower prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-associated infection, differing antibiotic recommend preferences and varying availability of outpatient intravenous treatment programmes may effect in different rates of empiric antibiotic treatment failure from those before described.