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Pyogenic skin infection

Also known as Pyoderma and Pyodermia

Pyoderma means any skin disease that is pyogenic. These include superficial bacterial infections such as impetigo, impetigo contagiosa, ecthyma, folliculitis, Bockhart's impetigo, furuncle, carbuncle, tropical ulcer, etc. Autoimmune conditions include pyoderma gangrenosum. Pyoderma affects more than 111 million children worldwide, making it one of the three most common skin disorders in children along with scabies and tinea.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with pyogenic skin infection, 46% report having abnormal appearing skin, 35% report having skin lesion, and 30% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of pyogenic skin infection are abnormal appearing skin and skin on leg or foot looks infected, although you may still have pyogenic skin infection without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pyogenic skin infection often receive wound care management, intravenous fluid replacement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), incision and drainage, culture wound, blood culture, examination of foot and microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pyogenic skin infection include bactrim, cephalexin, clindamycin, vancomycin, mupirocin topical, rifampin, dicloxacillin, trimethoprim, cefadroxil, sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), linezolid (zyvox), oxacillin and tigecycline .

Bactrim
$8
(14 days)
Cephalexin
$7
(7 days)
Clindamycin
$15
(7 days)
Vancomycin
$303
(7 days)
Mupirocin Topical

Rifampin
$62
(21 days)
Dicloxacillin
$25
(14 days)
Trimethoprim
$13
(28 days)
Cefadroxil
$16
(7 days)
Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim)

Linezolid (Zyvox)
$1105
(7 days)
Oxacillin
$798
(7 days)
Tigecycline
$931
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pyogenic skin infection include .

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
0.7x
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