DAVID E. ROGERS, M.D.
During the last decade staphylococcal infections have become a problem of increasing concern. Most of the acute bacterial infections of man respond promptly and predictably to the antimicrobial agents now available. Nevertheless, infections due to staphylococci have remained a serious therapeutic problem. It is generally believed that the incidence of staphylococcal infection has increased since the introduction of antimicrobials, although only a few studies to document this impression have appeared in the literature.9, 42, 64
Despite the apparent close biologic relationship between staphylococci and other gram-positive cocci which produce acute human infections, there is increasing evidence to suggest that staphylococci
ROGERS DE. THE CURRENT PROBLEM OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:748–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-5-748
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