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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in adults: Treatment of skin and soft tissue infections

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Franklin D Lowy, MD
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Daniel J Sexton, MD
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Elinor L Baron, MD, DTMH

INTRODUCTION

Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is defined as an oxacillin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ≥4 mcg/mL [1].

Issues related to treatment of skin and soft tissue infections in adults caused by MRSA will be reviewed here.

General issues related to skin and soft tissue infections are discussed separately. (See "Cellulitis and erysipelas" and "Skin abscesses, furuncles, and carbuncles".)

Other issues related to MRSA are discussed further separately:

(See "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in adults: Epidemiology".)

               

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