Journal of Clinical Trials

Journal of Clinical Trials
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0870

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Delbert Robinson

Department of Medical Technology, Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica

  • Review Article   
    Contemporary Causes of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Jamaica
    Author(s): Delbert Robinson*, Fabian Pitkin and Deandra Whitely

    Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are common clinical conditions ranging from mild superficial/cutaneous legions to life-threatening disseminated infections. Roughly 15% of the patients that seek medical intervention have a skin lesion or disease which is infectious. The emergence and rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance has complicated the therapy and negatively impacted patient outcomes in cases of SSTIs. This study serves to highlight the most common causative agents of SSTIs in Jamaica based on frequency of isolation, their drug resistance, and also their frequency associated with the different demographic groups during the time period covered. Data pertaining to culture and sensitivity of SSTIs done between 2012 and 2015 was collated from the main reference lab in Jamaica, with permission from Ministry of Health (MOH), and analyzed with the IBM SPSS 25 system. T.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0870.20.10.399

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