What antibiotics do the IDSA guidelines recommend for the treatment of methicillin-susceptible S aureus (MSSA)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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IDSA guidelines recommend oral dicloxacillin or IV nafcillin or oxacillin as the drugs of choice, but note that nafcillin and oxacillin are inactive against MRSA. For patients allergic to penicillin, cefazolin is indicated. [2]


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