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is mupirocin topical taken nasally an appropriate treatment for klebsiella skin infection?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Mupericin(bactroban) is used to treat staphylococcus aureus and streptococcal impetigo. It is not used for klebsiella infections that require oral or intravenous antibiotic treatment.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
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