Mild

Characteristics

Typical cellulitis or erysipelas without systemic signs of infection.

Common Pathogens

Streptococcus pyogenes
(Group A β-hemolytic streptococci)

Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus

Empiric Regimen of Choice

Duration of Therapy

5 days, but in general treatment should be extended if the infection has not improved within this time period.