Claeys et al used the CREST Scoring System to help guide management of a patient with an acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection (ABSSSI). The authors are from Wayne State University.
Patient selection: acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection (ABSSSI)
(1) Clinical Resource Efficiency Support Team (CREST)
(2) systemic toxicity
(3) comorbidities that may complicate or delay resolution of infection
(4) Standardized Early Warning Score (SEWS), from 0 to 18
(5) other findings
none, no sepsis
systemically ill, no sepsis
variable, may be unstable
sepsis syndrome, life threatening infection
inpatient 48 hours, then continue as outpatient
IV, often with surgery
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Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology, clinical, Dermatology