Table 1

- United States Food and Drug Administration classifications of skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs).4

Types of SSTIs
Complicated SSTIs
Uncomplicated SSTIs
Conditions for classifying patients with SSTIs
Clinical condition of the patient
Anatomical extension
Characteristics of the infection
Purulent SSTIs or not purulent SSTIs
Necrotizing SSTIs or non-necrotizing SSTIs