What is the best initial antibiotic for patients hospitalized with MRSA cellulitis?
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For patients hospitalized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cellulitis, vancomycin is likely as effective as newer antibiotics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), such as linezolid, daptomycin, and tigecycline. (SOR: C, based on subanalysis or extrapolation of individual comparison RCTs.)
Evidence Based Practice 14(3): 06.