Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter
Drugs for Bacterial Infections
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The text below reviews some common bacterial infections and their treatment. The recommendations made here are based on the results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials and the opinions of Medical Letter consultants. A table listing the drugs of choice and alternatives for all bacterial pathogens can be found online at A table listing oral antibacterial drug dosages begins on page 46. Parenteral drug dosages can be found online at


SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE — Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections in immunocompetent patients are most commonly due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci) or ... more      

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