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VIDEO: Treating S. aureus skin, soft tissue infections

NEW YORK – C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, discussed treating Staphylococcus aureus-related skin and soft tissue infections at the 2017 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

Creech, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, told Infectious Diseases in Children that draining the infection is fundamental to treatment in abscesses, often followed by antibiotic treatment after full drainage has occurred. He added that different antibiotics behave differently when treating soft tissue infections.

“The most important thing is that [Staphylococcus aureus-related skin and soft tissue infections] are on the decline,” he said.

NEW YORK – C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, discussed treating Staphylococcus aureus-related skin and soft tissue infections at the 2017 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

Creech, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, told Infectious Diseases in Children that draining the infection is fundamental to treatment in abscesses, often followed by antibiotic treatment after full drainage has occurred. He added that different antibiotics behave differently when treating soft tissue infections.

“The most important thing is that [Staphylococcus aureus-related skin and soft tissue infections] are on the decline,” he said.

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