Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2005; 7(3):255-270
Despite the wide use of antibiotics pyoderma remains one of the important problems of modern medicine. Patients with skin and soft tissue infections, including pyoderma, come to 1⁄3 of all patients with infectious diseases in economically developed countries. The increase of resistance of the most common pathogens – Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes, to а wide range of antimicrobials due to their inappropriate and uncontrolled use is of great concern. Common aspects of epidemiology are listed in review, etiology and treatment patterns of pyoderma in outpatient settings are presented in detail.