Staphylococcal infections in the era of MRSA

Mary Anne Jackson, Jason G. Newland

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Abstract

• Management of MRSA infection in the pediatric patient continues to rely on prompt diagnosis and localization of focus, and utilization of susceptibility data. • Drainage or debridement of abscess or necrotic material as well as knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data should guide appropriate therapy for specific infections. • Although vancomycin continues to be the cornerstone of therapy for MRSA infection in children, the increasing identification of strains having a vancomycin MIC at or beyond 1 mcg/mL may serve to change the scope of treatment for such infections in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-532
Number of pages11
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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