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Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7564.397-b (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:397
  1. Charis Marwick, specialist registrar infectious diseases,
  2. William J Olver, consultant microbiologist (william.olver@nhs.net)
  1. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY
  2. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY

    EDITOR—In his editorial on Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia Paul says that some doubt remains about the optimal duration of antibiotic treatment.1 A prospective study of 278 cases of S aureus bacteraemia (mainly methicillin sensitive strains) looked at potential risk factors and outcome, using multiple regression analysis.2 Factors related to death …

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