From the Blogs: Are Antibiotics Useful for Small Skin Abscesses? Now There's an Answer

October 31, 2016

From the Blogs: Are Antibiotics Useful for Small Skin Abscesses? Now There's an Answer

Are antibiotics useful for small skin abscesses that are adequately drained? Dr. Paul Sax offers details in HIV and ID Observations.

Are antibiotics helpful for skin abscesses that are adequately drained? In the latest HIV and ID Observations blog post, Dr. Paul Sax discusses a new clinical trial presented last week at IDWeek in New Orleans that offers a surprising answer to this often debated question.

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