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- Empiric Antibiotics for Acute Infections of the HandJournal of Hand SurgeryVol. 35Issue 1
- PreviewA 40-year-old right-handed man employed as a laborer presents with a 7-day history of progressive pain, erythema, and swelling over the volar surface of the index finger. On history taking, the patient notes incurring a small superficial laceration over the same area of his finger 10 days previously. He was given a prescription for cephalexin and discharged home. He returned 3 days later with worsening symptoms including swelling, fluctuance, and tenderness with manipulation of the finger. He had incision and drainage, and intraoperative cultures were identified to be methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).