What is the optimal management of septic arthritis/osteomyelitis (SA/OM) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

Author: Mahzad Javid

RECOMMENDATION: Patients with MRSA infection should be started on an antibiotic regimen, such as vancomycin, intravenously followed by linezolid, which is effective against this organism. Early consideration for surgical treatment and close monitoring is essential in pediatric patients with musculoskeletal MRSA infection to reduce the high prevalence of complications and late sequelae that are often seen.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 85%, Disagree: 11%, Abstain: 4% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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