Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as a viable treatment option for infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Grim2005TrimethoprimsulfamethoxazoleAA,
  title={Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as a viable treatment option for infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Shellee A Grim and Robert P. Rapp and Craig A. Martin and Martin E. Evans},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={253-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To review available data regarding the efficacy of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for the treatment of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search was performed (January 1966-December 2003) using the search terms Staphylococcus aureus , sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, co-trimoxazole, and methicillin resistance. Abstracts from infectious diseases meetings also were reviewed. DATA SYNTHESIS The reported rate of TMP… CONTINUE READING
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