Bacterial skin infections

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and Finnish Dermatological Society
10.11.2010

Current Care Guideline «Ihon bakteeri-infektiot»1 and Summary «Ihon bakteeri-infektiot»2 in Finnish

Bacterial skin infections are common, and range from mild to serious, even life-threatening infections. This guideline presents treatment options for erysipelas, cellulitis, impetigo, ecthyma, folliculitis, abscess, paronychia (nail infection) and early borreliosis as well as for erysipeloid, mycobacterial skin infections and tularemia. Recommended antibiotic and/or other treatments are described for children and adults.

Annamari Ranki (Chair)

Heli Hyry

Taras Klimenko

Tanja Laukkala

Heli Majamaa

Jaana Syrjänen

Jaana Vuopio

Marjukka Mäkelä