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Russell W. Steele, MD


ID Q & A: Answers to Infectious Disease Questions Treating Spider Bites: Is Dapsone an Option?

September 01, 2005

Some studies suggest that orally administered dapsone is effective for infections caused by spider bites (eg, brown recluse spiders) in dosages of 4 mg/kg/d for 3 days. Can dapsone be used in children and, if so, at what dosage?

Pediatrics Update: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: How Best to Treat Now?

June 01, 2005

Over the past 5 years, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates have become widespread throughout the United States as well as the world.1 In some regions, including our own Gulf Coast, MRSA accounts for the majority of S aureus isolates recovered from patients with community-acquired infections.