Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Pharmacotherapy Primer

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      • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Pharmacotherapy Primer
        Journal of Pediatric Health CareVol. 31Issue 2
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          Staphylococcus aureus is a common pathogen that can infect a variety of body sites, causing skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), bacteremia and endocarditis, bone and joint infections, pneumonia, and infections of the central nervous system (Liu et al., 2011; Lowy, 1998). A working knowledge of the management of S. aureus infections is important to provide prompt and optimal care, because S. aureus is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and is highly prevalent in both hospital and community settings, and because treatment involves a variety of antibiotics with different mechanisms and toxicities.
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