What are the goals of antimicrobial therapy for cellulitis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The goals of antimicrobial therapy are to eradicate the infection, reduce morbidity, and prevent complications. Knowledge of local organisms and resistance patterns plays an integral role in appropriate antimicrobial selection.


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