Current and emerging drugs for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections: an update.

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Current and emerging drugs for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections: an update.

Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2014 Sep;19(3):431-40

Authors: Kollipara R, Downing C, Lee M, Guidry J, Curtis S, Tyring S

Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance, the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the exponential rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) pose a great threat to the public health. In order to combat these threats, development of new antibiotics is vital and measures to decrease antibiotic resistance should be prioritized.
AREAS COVERED: This manuscript provides an overview of the current FDA-approved antibiotics and the antibiotics in development for MRSA ABSSSI.
EXPERT OPINION: A great need exists currently for novel antibiotics to combat multidrug-resistant MRSA. As clinicians, it is imperative to implement proper management in order to reduce antibiotic resistance.

PMID: 25146459 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]