Journal Article

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

Curtis G. Gemmell, David I. Edwards, Adam P. Fraise, F. Kate Gould, Geoff L. Ridgway and Rod E. Warren

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 57, issue 4, pages 589-608
Published in print April 2006 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online February 2006 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI:
Guidelines for the prophylaxis and treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the UK

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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.

Keywords: methicillin; MRSA guidelines; evidence-based guidelines; meticillin

Journal Article.  18570 words. 

Subjects: Medical Oncology ; Critical Care

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