A closer look at a revised classification for skin and soft tissue infections

A new proposed classification for skin and soft tissue infections was partly inspired by an existing classification for diabetic foot infection. In the late ’90s, the FDA proposed a system that categorized skin and soft tissue infections as complicated or uncomplicated. The complicated infections were ones that involved deep structures or required surgical intervention and the uncomplicated infections were superficial.

A new proposed classification for skin and soft tissue infections was partly inspired by an existing classification for diabetic foot infection. In the late ’90s, the FDA proposed a system that categorized skin and soft tissue infections as complicated or uncomplicated. The complicated infections were ones that involved deep structures or required surgical intervention and the uncomplicated infections were superficial.

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A closer look at a revised classification for skin and soft tissue infections