Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infection Recurrence Rates in Outpatients: A Retrospective Database Study at 3 US Medical Centers.


Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections (SA-SSTIs) are common in healthcare and community settings, and recurrences occur at variable frequency, even after successful initial treatment. Knowing the exact burden and timing of recurrent disease is critical to planning and evaluating interventions to prevent recurrent SSTIs.