Skin and soft-tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Stryjewski2008SkinAS,
  title={Skin and soft-tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Mart{\'i}n E. Stryjewski and Henry F. Chambers},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 Suppl 5},
  pages={S368-77}
}
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has become epidemic. Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are the most frequent forms of the disease. Obtainment of culture specimens is important for documentation of the presence of MRSA and for susceptibility testing to guide therapy. Purulent lesions should be drained whenever possible. In areas where community-acquired MRSA isolates are prevalent, uncomplicated SSTI in healthy individuals may be treated… CONTINUE READING
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