n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Skin and soft-tissue infections : main article

Volume 28, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The skin and its appendages, and the subcutaneous tissue, deep fascia and muscle, can all develop infections under various circumstances. Patients with skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) often initially present to family physicians. The signs and symptoms of SSTIs may overlap, making a comprehensive diagnosis difficult. Early clinical presentation may be deceptively innocent. Furthermore, at presentation it is often difficult to assess the depth, severity and specific structures or tissues involved.

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