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[ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT OF SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS - THE USE OF RESPIRATORY FLUOROQUINOLONS]

MAGYAR Tamás

JULY 20, 2006

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2006;16(07)

[The paper reviews the classification and grading of skin and soft tissue infections and their most common pathogens. The recommended antibiotics are itemized taking into account their antibacterial and pharmacokinetic properties and side effects. The use of levofloxacin, an antibiotic that have so far been almost exclusively given in respiratory tract infections, is noted as a new therapeutic option. In unusually severe infections hospitalisation of the patient can be avoided since levofloxacin can also be prescribed by general practitioners. Both published data and the author's own experience suggest that levofloxacin may gain a prominent role in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections both in primary and specialist care.]

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