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Suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections: Evaluation and management in children >28 days

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Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
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Morven S Edwards, MD
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Mary M Torchia, MD

INTRODUCTION

The evaluation and management of suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in children older than 28 days will be reviewed here. General aspects of the management of SSTI; the evaluation and management of MRSA SSTI in neonates; the epidemiology, prevention, and control of MRSA infections in children; and the treatment of invasive MRSA infections in children are discussed separately.

(See "Cellulitis and erysipelas".)

(See "Impetigo".)

(See "Infectious folliculitis".)

(See "Skin abscesses, furuncles, and carbuncles".)

                        

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