Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long-term macrolide use linked to resistant P. acnes

(HealthDay)—Long-term oral macrolide administration may increase macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common antimicrobials help patients recover from MRSA abscesses

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and commonly cause skin infections that can lead to more serious or life-threatening infection in other parts of the body. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Case report describes adverse reaction to clindamycin

(HealthDay)—In a case report published online April 17 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis secondary to clindamycin therapy is described.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic reduction campaigns do not necessarily reduce resistance

Antibiotic use—and misuse—is the main driver for selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This has led many countries to implement interventions designed to reduce overall antibiotic consumption. Now, using methicillin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Relative proportion of MRSA increasing in S. aureus isolates

(HealthDay)—The relative proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing in S. aureus isolates, and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, ...

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