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The purpose of this study is to document the clinical and bacteriological efficacy of retapamulin in the treatment of subjects with bacterial infections, including impetigo, folliculitis, and minor soft tissue infections including secondarily infected eczema presumed to be caused by methicillin resistant Staph aureus. Male and female patients ages 9 months to 98 years will be recruited from a university based dermatology clinic. Upon enrollment, wound cultures will be collected, and then subjects will apply topical retapamulin twice daily for five days. The primary endpoint will be resolution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection based on clinical presentation and physical exam, as well as bacteriological efficacy based on culture results. It is anticipated that approximately 50 patients will be enrolled, with expectation that approximately 47 of these patients will have MRSA infections.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Houston Medical Center Building
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:35-0400
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