Epidemiology and Microbiology of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: Preliminary Results of a National Registry

Claudia Colomba, Antonio Cascio, Francesca Savalli, Anna Ialungo, Alessandra Calabresi, Andrea Tedesco, Sandro Panese, Anna Carretta, Angela Raffaella Losito, Mario Tumbarello, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Angela Raffaella Losito, Consuelo Geraci, Giuseppe De Simone, Alessandra Calabresi, Paola Brambilla, Maria Paola Crisalli, Giuseppe Foti, Teresa Santantonio, Tullio PrestileoMauro Sapienza, Carmelo Iacobello, Lorenzo Massoli, Blerta Kertusha, Claudio Mastroianni, Carmelo Iacobello, Iaria Chiara, Calogero Buscemi, Giulia Priante, Sara Fossati, Sofia Sonia, Giovanni Amendola, Andrea Tedesco, Elisabetta Schiaroli, Giulia Masini, Mauro Sapienza, Alessandra Calabresi, Sara Fossati, Pierluigi Brugnaro, Roberto Ferretto, Giovanni Cenderello, Giulio Starnini, Gianno Gattuso, Marco Libanore, Roberto Bicocchi, Daniela Francisci, Carlo Contini, Giuseppe Foti, Pierangelo Rovere, Claudio Mastroianni, Guglielmo Borgia, Angelo Pan, Silvano Esposito, Claudia Gioe'

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Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) represent a wide range of clinical conditions characterized by a considerable variety of clinical presentations and severity. Their aetiology can also vary, with numerous possible causative pathogens. While other authors previously published analyses on several types of SSTI and on restricted types of patients, we conducted a large nationwide surveillance programme on behalf of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases to assess the clinical and microbiological characteristics of the whole SSTI spectrum, from mild to severe life-threatening infections, in both inpatients and outpatients. Twenty-five Infectious Diseases (ID) Centres throughout Italy collected prospectively data concerning both the clinical and microbiological diagnosis of patients affected by SSTIs via an electronic case report form. All the cases included in our database, independently from their severity, have been managed by ID specialists joining the study while SSTIs from other wards/clinics have been excluded from this analysis. Here, we report the preliminary results of our study, referring to a 12-month period (October 2016–September 2017). During this period, the study population included 254 adult patients and a total of 291 SSTI diagnoses were posed, with 36 patients presenting more than one SSTIs. The type of infection diagnosed, the aetiological micro-organisms involved and some notes on their antimicrobial susceptibilities were collected and are reported herein. The enrichment of our registry is ongoing, but these preliminary results suggest that further analysis could soon provide useful information to better understand the national epidemiologic data and the current clinical management of SSTIs in Italy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)9-14
Numero di pagine6
RivistaJournal of Chemotherapy
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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