Minocycline, often forgotten but preferred to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or doxycycline for the treatment of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infections.
Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2013 Sep 13;
Authors: Cunha BA
Treatment of uncomplicated skin and soft-tissue abscesses caused by meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus or meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is problematic. Incision and drainage aside, oral antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) is limited and frequent choices include clindamycin, doxycycline or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX). The most common oral antibiotics used for CA-MRSA are doxycycline or TMP-SMX, which often fail to eradicate the infection. With MRSA, in vitro susceptibilities do not always predict in vivo effectiveness. In situations where doxycycline or TMP-SMX fails in the treatment of uncomplicated cutaneous abscesses due to CA-MRSA, minocycline is reliably effective.
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