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New guidelines for skin abscesses caused by MRSA

Antibiotic-resistant infection is most common cause of skin infections in US It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired...

Vancomycin is the drug of choice for treating cellulitis

DETROIT -- Patients admitted to the hospital for the common bacterial skin infection cellulitis should be treated as a first line of defense with the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin rather than other antibiotics such as penicillin, according to a...

Nation’s leading ID experts call for mandatory flu vaccine for all...

(Arlington, VA) -- Influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel is a professional and ethical responsibility and non-compliance with healthcare facility policies regarding vaccination should not be tolerated, according to a position paper released...

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