Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Diagnosis of MRSA is established by recovery of the pathogen from the infected site
  • S aureus infection should be considered in patients with suspected pneumonia and a recent viral infection (eg, influenza), a history of injection drug use, or in those presenting with severe, bilateral, necrotizing pneumonia[CDC OI]
  • Diagnosis of pyomyositis is often made by computed tomography scan[Casado 2001]

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