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ERcast Lite

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Sep 16, 2010

Dr. Greg Moran, the ultimate Jedi Master of emergency medicine infectious disease, talks with ercast about MRSA, abscesses, decolonization therapy, cellulitis and much, much more.

Does a simple cutaneous abscess need antibiotics?

Why is MRSA such a nasty bug?

How should we be treating cellulitis in the MRSA era?

Do most abscesses need a wound culture?

Is decolonization therapy worth it for emergency department patients?




over ten years ago

"Why is MRSA such a nasty bug?"

I can think of a dozen or more witty answers to that question, but now and then MRSA infections result in death so I suppose the question isn't funny.