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Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Intravenous daptomycin may be effective and well-tolerated in children, possibly providing an alternative treatment against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in this patient population.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

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Propionibacterium acnes Triggers Inflammation, Acne

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Local Hyperthermia With Targeted Device Can Clear Molluscum Contagiosum

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