Canterbury DHB

Context

Limb Wound Infection

Slowly spreading cellulitis

flucloxacillin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 2 g every six hours

Modify according to Gram stain or swab results.

Rapidly spreading cellulitis with systemic toxicity

May indicate severe infection including fasciitis. Consult urgently with Infectious Diseases/Clinical Microbiology.

flucloxacillin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 2 g every six hours

AND

gentamicin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

See dosing guidelines

PLUS or MINUS

clindamycin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 900 mg every eight hours

Surgical debridement should be considered.

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99291):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

October 2016 (Surgical Post-operative Antimicrobial Guidelines)

Next Review Due:

October 2019

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Topic Code: 99291