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Febrile Neutropenia

Emerging Pathogens

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

MRSA, in particular community acquired MRSA, has been an increasing concern in the last 5-10 years.  

Patients who have in-situ central venous lines are particularly at risk and prompt recognition of a site or tunnel infection is important.

These patients, as well as those known to have MRSA colonization, should be covered with vancomycin while awaiting cultures.




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