What are empiric therapy regimens for Gram-positive cocci in clusters septic arthritis of prosthetic joints?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Usual pathogens: methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA), coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS)

Vancomycin 15 mg/kg q12h

If nasal swab negative for MRSA: Cefazolin 1 g q8h


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