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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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