Acute Bacterial Skin & Skin Structure Infection (ABSSSI)
Acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ABSSSIs) are commonly encountered infections in various healthcare settings. Over the last 2 decades, community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as the most common cause of purulent skin infections in the United States with accompanying higher rates of complications (eg, abscess), recurrence, and treatment failures, often leading to hospitalization. The FDA’s designation for skin and skin structure infections—acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, or ABSSSI—includes the following criteria: accompanied by redness, edema, and/or induration of a minimum surface area of 75 cm2, accompanied by lymph node enlargement or systemic symptoms such as fever ≥38°C (100.4°F).
Supporting Patients with an ABSSSI
LeMed Pharmacy has extensive experience providing support services for patients fighting infections. We will work closely with your healthcare provider to ensure that you are on the right medication to meet your needs. Some medications can be costly, but we will work with your insurance company to obtain prior authorizations (if applicable) to have them covered under your benefit plan, and/or work with you to connect you to support groups and financial assistance programs as needed.
LeMed Specialty Pharmacy is committed to helping remove all barriers to your treatment. Our team, including our Clinically trained Pharmacists are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To best support you, we offer free blister packing to promote adherence, refill reminder calls from our team of Patient Care Coordinators, financial assistance, and free delivery service.