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Released on 17/02/2017

Key Learning Points

  • Deep vein thrombosis vs. cellulitis
  • Doxycycline in cellulitis
  • Empirical antibiotic therapy for severe SSTI
  • Imaging of necrotizing fasciitis
  • Management of mild and moderate SSTI
  • Management of severe SSTI
  • Necrotizing fasciitis

References

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