Physicians Update MRSA Abscess Treatment Guidelines

In a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine, two Los Angeles-based UCLA physicians have presented best-practice guidelines for caring for skin abscesses resulting from community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The article focuses on treatment of abscesses on the trunk and body, which may be treated by general practitioners or emergency department physicians, according to a news release. New emphases in the guidelines for abscess management include use of diagnostic ultrasound techniques, effective antibiotic combinations and less invasive abscess-draining techniques.

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Better management of MRSA abscesses may both improve patient outcomes and reduce the spread of MRSA, according to the release.

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