Letters Antibiotics for hospital MRSA pneumonia

Using cheaper antibiotics to treat MRSA infection in India

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2448 (Published 03 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2448
  1. Anita Banerjee, research scholar and microbiology tutor1
  1. 1School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata 700073, India
  1. dranita2071{at}gmail.com

I read Muscedere’s article on meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia with interest.1

MRSA hospital acquired pneumonia is increasing in industrialised nations. In lower income countries like India, a definitive diagnosis is difficult mainly because of cost, low yield, and inadequate microbiological facilities, so initial antibiotic treatment is mostly empirical. In India, gram negative pathogens are reported more often than …

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