|December 2008 · Vol. 20, No. 12
Managing community-acquired MRSA lesions: What works?
MRSA is upending assumptions about skin and soft-tissue infections. Incision and drainage are key; hold antibiotics in reserve, usually.
If incision and drainage do not promote healing, the first-line choice of antibiotic is generally TMP-SMX
Don’t waste time on unproductive actions against MRSA, such as screening house-hold contacts and attempting to eradicate colonization
Dr. McBride is Director, Boston University Student Health Services, and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.
The author reports no financial disclosure relevant to this article.