Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Yahoo! News - Drug Resistant Skin Infections Becoming More Common: "Miller's team said doctors must shift their attitudes toward cases of necrotizing fasciitis -- the 'flesh-eating' part of such a bacterial infection -- and check to see if methicillin-resistant staph is to blame.
Fridkin said good hygiene, particularly hand washing, can prevent such infections.
In hospitals, MRSA resists almost everything but an intravenous antibiotic called vancomycin. But so-called community-acquired MRSA can be treated with a range of antibiotics including doxycycline and cotrimoxazole, sold under the brand name Bactrim. "

good to know if you get infected by flesh eating bacteria.

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