Panelists discuss the prevalence of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including MRSA, in the community, as well as risk factors, susceptibility, and increased resistance to oral antibiotics such as Keflex.
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Yoav Golan, MD; and Bruce M. Jones, PharmD, BCPS, identify the commonalities of ABSSSI, including the predominant pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus, and gram-positive infections.
Panelists reflect on their personal upfront approaches to treating Pseudomonas infections before lab results return, considering monotherapy versus treatment cocktails and the inherent risks that need to be accounted for.
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