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An adolescent with more than a cold


A 12-year-old child complains of having a slight sore throat and fatigue, but his mother becomes concerned when the child's symptoms worsen three days later.
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TOPICAL TREATMENT FOR CORNEAL INFECTION

What topical and systemic antibiotics are recommended for corneal infection caused by staphylococci or Pseudomonas?—Param S. Fagoora, MD, Fresno, Calif. Bacterial keratitis is most commonly caused by Pseudomonas, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella, or Staphylococcus aureus. The condition is related to trauma, contact lens use (particularly overnight lenses), burns, surgery, and immunosuppression. In uncomplicated cases, topical treatment…
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Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Staphylococcus aureus, a gram positive bacteria believed to be carried by approximately 30% to 50% of healthy individuals at any given time, is responsible for the majority of skin and soft tissue infections that primary care physicians treat.
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ECHO TO RULE OUT ENDOCARDITIS

When should I order two-dimensional echocardiography to rule out endocarditis in a patient with staphylococcal bacteremia—at the outset or not until after verifying additional positive blood cultures and starting antibiotics?—Jack Tomasino, MD, Clearwater, Fla. Consider endocarditis after the diagnosis of bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus has been established. Suspicion would be increased by additional positive…
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