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Guidelines for the prophylaxis and treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the UK

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kate Gould


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These evidence-based guidelines have been produced after a literature review of the treatment and prophylaxis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. The guidelines were further informed by antibiotic susceptibility data on MRSA from the UK. Recommendations are given for the treatment of common infections caused by MRSA, elimination of MRSA from carriage sites and prophylaxis of surgical site infection. There are several antibiotics currently available that are suitable for use in the management of this problem and potentially useful new agents are continuing to emerge.

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Author(s): Gemmell CG, Edwards DI, Fraise AP, Gould FK, Ridgway GL, Warren RE, Joint Working Party British Society

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Year: 2006

Volume: 57

Issue: 4

Pages: 589-608

ISSN (print): 0305-7453

ISSN (electronic): 1460-2091

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkl017


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