Got a methicillin-resistant derm case? Take a deep breath, and culture

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Got a methicillin-resistant derm case? Take a deep breath, and culture

Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Melissa Hall takes the "Oh, mercy!" out of MRSA.
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Oct 27, 2016

Any pyoderma case associated with a methicillin-resistant staphylococcal species can lead to panic especially if pet owners head right to Dr. Google after the diagnosis. You can help clients relax, says veterinary dermatologist Dr. Melissa Hall. These infections in animals are different than those in humans, and it really comes down to just figuring what other antibiotic you might need to prescribe rather than your favorite go-to. That's where the culture comes in ...