Review: Treating a Skin Abscess in the MRSA Era — Physician’s First Watch

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March 13, 2014

Review: Treating a Skin Abscess in the MRSA Era

By the Editors

Practical recommendations on treating skin abscesses given the emergence of severe, community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus appear in a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The recommendations cover the diagnosis and treatment of such infections, as well as advice on prevention and decolonization of MRSA in patients.

Reader Comments (7)

Chuck Brinegar,RN, BSN Other, Family Medicine/General Practice, Home Health

This information should somehow be free to healthcare professionals. As an ARNP student, this subject is very-important to not just me....How about the patient?

Perhaps banners on border to pay for service?


Chuck Brinegar

Scott Goff, MD Physician, Infectious Disease, solo practice / consultant

It would sure be nice if I could just read the article without a lot of barriers and wanting money. Bottom line: you can not just subscribe to every journal, publication, and newsletter offered. Knowledge should be free.

Michael P Dailey MS MD FACP Physician, Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease Services of GA

Any physican would be vastly improved by the New England Journal, regardless of specialty. It covers everything medical and surgical AND you can store articles on the website. No more file cabinets. Google only gets you to the front door.

ROGER FELIX Physician, Family Medicine/General Practice, urgent care center

Too bad I can't read this article without purchasing it or subscribing to NEJM. It undoubtedly contains information I'd value.

Nancy Hollister Other Healthcare Professional, Obstetrics/Gynecology, clinic

very helpful

Nancy Hollister


HOMER CASSADA Physician, Emergency Medicine, Fishermen's Hospital

Common ED problem!

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