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Careful Cleaning of Children's Skin Wounds Key to Healing, Regardless of Antibiotic Choice - 02/21/2011

Careful Cleaning of Children's Skin Wounds Key to Healing, Regardless of Antibiotic Choice

-Hopkins Children’s study suggests antibiotics may not always be best therapy
Release Date: February 21, 2011

When it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining may be more important  than the choice of antibiotic, according to a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study. The work is published in the March issue of Pediatrics.

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http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Careful-Cleaning-of-Childrens-Skin-Wounds-Key-to-Healing-Regardless-of-Antibiotic-Choice.aspx

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