Rev Esp Quimioter 2016, 29(Suppl. 1):10-14
Empirical therapeutic approach to infection by resistant gram positive (acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and health care pneumonia). Value of risk factors
JUAN GONZÁLEZ-DELCASTILLO, MARÍA JOSÉ NÚÑEZ-ORANTOS, FRANCISCO JAVIER CANDEL, FRANCISCO JAVIER MARTÍN-SÁNCHEZ
Antibiotic treatment inadequacy is common in these sites of infection and may have implications for the patient’s prognosis. In acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, the document states that for the establishment of an adequate treatment it must be assessed the severity, the patient comorbidity and the risk factors for multidrug-resistant microorganism. The concept of health care-associated pneumonia is discussed and leads to errors in the etiologic diagnosis and therefore in the selection of antibiotic treatment. This paper discusses how to perform this approach to the possible etiology to guide empirical treatment.
Rev Esp Quimioter 2016; 29(Suppl. 1):10-14 [pdf]