Management of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin abscesses in children.

Abstract

Uncomplicated skin abscesses in previously well children are typically managed with drainage alone. An increasing percentage of such abscesses are due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Although definitive data are lacking, drainage alone appears to be a reasonable strategy for methicillin-resistant S aureus skin abscesses, with antibiotics reserved for infants younger than three months of age, or for children who are systemically unwell, have underlying medical problems or have significant surrounding cellulitis.

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@article{Robinson2011ManagementOC, title={Management of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin abscesses in children.}, author={Joan Robinson and Marina I Salvadori}, journal={Paediatrics & child health}, year={2011}, volume={16 2}, pages={115-8} }