Increased US emergency department visits for skin and soft tissue infections, and changes in antibiotic choices, during the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Pallin2008IncreasedUE,
  title={Increased US emergency department visits for skin and soft tissue infections, and changes in antibiotic choices, during the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Daniel J Pallin and Daniel J. Egan and Andrea J. Pelletier and Janice A. Espinola and David C. Hooper and Carlos Arturo Camargo},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={291-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Test the hypotheses that emergency department (ED) visits for skin and soft tissue infections became more frequent during the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and that antibiotics typically active against community-associated MRSA were chosen increasingly. METHODS From merged National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data for 1993-2005, we identified ED visits with diagnosis of cellulitis, abscess, felon, impetigo… CONTINUE READING
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