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Common antimicrobials help patients recover from MRSA abscesses

20:00 EDT 28 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and commonly cause skin infections that can lead to serious or life-threatening infection in other parts of the body. NIAID-funded research published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that two common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help heal MRSA skin abscesses. The findings suggest that current treatment options for MRSA still have a role, even as scientists continue to search for new antimicrobial products.

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