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Unformatted text preview: 2. infants o S. aureus, H. influenzae 3. later in life o S. aureus predominates 4. adults o Usually S. aureus o "Mixed infection" (gram positive organisms, gram negative aerobes, anaerobes) - in the setting of peripheral vascular disease and/or diabetes 6. How is Osteomyelistis treated? • An individualized treatment plan is often necessary • Treatment often involves medical and surgical modalities. Treatment "failures" are frequently due to the need for more surgical treatment as opposed to more or different antibiotics. 6.1. Medical modalities • antibiotics o ex. methicillin-sensitive S. aureus osteomyelitis - optimal antibiotics are oxacillin +/- an aminoglycoside for synergy o treatment is frequently long-term (for example, 4-6 weeks) • optimization of the management of underlying conditions such as diabetes...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BSC BSC1086 taught by Professor Joystewart during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10