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Cellulitis and Abscess Management in the Era of Resistance to Antibiotics (CAMERA)

Table 5. Initial antibiotic therapy for those with an abscess


Antibiotic% (n)
Beta-Lactam/Cephalosporin7% (36)
Beta-Lactam/Cephalosporin and Mupirocin1% (4)
Beta-Lactam/Cephalosporin and Retapamulin<1% (1)
Beta-Lactam/Cephalosporin and Sulfonamide5% (23)
Beta-Lactam/Cephalosporin, Sulfonamide, and Mupirocin1% (5)
Clindamycin8% (39)
Clindamycin and Mupirocin2% (10)
Clindamycin and Tetracycline<1% (1)
Clindamycin, Mupirocin, and Sulfonamide1% (3)
Docycycline<1% (2)
Docycycline and Fluorqouinalone<1% (1)
Doxycycline and Sulfonamide<1% (1)
Fluorqouinalone<1% (2)
Fluorqouinalone and Mupirocin<1% (1)
Fluorqouinalone and Tetracycline1% (3)
Mupirocin1% (6)
Sulfonamide47% (232)
Sulfonamide and Clindamycin1% (5)
Sulfonamide and Erythromycin<1% (1)
Sulfonamide and Fluorqouinalone<1% (2)
Sulfonamide and Metronidazole<1% (1)
Sulfonamide and Mupirocin16% (80)
Sulfonamide and Retapamulin1% (4)
Sulfonamide and Tetracycline<1% (2)
Sulfonomide and Mupirocin<1% (1)
Sulfonomide and Retapumulin<1% (1)
Tetracycline1% (3)

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Page last reviewed March 2011
Internet Citation: Cellulitis and Abscess Management in the Era of Resistance to Antibiotics (CAMERA). March 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/mrsa/nc_mrsatab5.html