Topical antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections: review of the literature

@article{Pangilinan2009TopicalAT,
  title={Topical antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections: review of the literature},
  author={Ronald Pangilinan and A. Tice and G. Tillotson},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={957 - 965}
}
  • Ronald Pangilinan, A. Tice, G. Tillotson
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
  • Uncomplicated skin infections account for almost 200 million physician-office visits in the USA annually. Treating these infections is estimated to cost in excess of US$350 million each year. The primary etiology of these infections is Staphylococcus aureus, over 60% of which is estimated to be methicillin resistant across the USA. Therapeutic options include incision and drainage in combination with antimicrobial therapy, which may be oral, topical or occasionally parenteral. Because the… CONTINUE READING
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