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)


  • Preventive treatment is advised for patients with recurrent soft-tissue infections involving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to reduce colonization
  • Some evidence supports use of a regimen comprising intranasal mupirocin topical, soaking of the affected area with diluted bleach, and proper hygiene practices[Fritz 2011]

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