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)


  • Treatment recommendations for S aureus infections, including soft-tissue infections, pyomyositis, and endocarditis, are outlined in Table 4[Bartlett 2008b]
    • Incision and drainage are recommended for cutaneous abscesses
  • Guidelines for skin and soft tissue infections recommend treatment for MRSA strains with vancomycin (Management Guidelines)[IDSA SST]

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