Skin infections represent an important public health issue and cost-driver. Additionally, chronic skin lesions are sometimes colonised by Gram-negative species. Topical therapies are a key component in the management of mild-to-moderate skin infections. In such cases, topical antibiotics may be preferable to systemic treatment, since they maximise the effective doses at the site of infection while minimising the systemic side effects of the drugs.
Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2022