Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/31/21 (What's New)


  • MRSA commonly presents as a soft-tissue abscess or boil with a necrotic center resembling a spider bite or as a large soft-tissue abscess associated with fever, chills, pus, and erythema[Moran 2006; Diep 2008]
  • MRSA abscesses are purulent may require surgical incision and drainage
  • Soft-tissue infections are often recurrent

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