Recognition of USA300 isolates of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Australia

Thomas Gottlieb, Wei-Yuen Su, John Merlino and Elaine Y-L Cheong
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01962.x
Published online: 4 August 2008

To the Editor: A 37-year-old man was referred to our emergency department with an acute 7 cm abscess of the buttock. The abscess was incised, and the patient was prescribed oral β-lactam antibiotics and discharged.

  • Thomas Gottlieb
  • Wei-Yuen Su
  • John Merlino
  • Elaine Y-L Cheong

  • Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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