In the era of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, ceftriaxone and piperacillin/tazobactam (both ß-lactam antibiotics) are inappropriate. Use of ciprofloxacin in children should be avoided when alternatives exist. Doxycycline therapy might be appropriate for follow-up oral therapy if the child is older than 8 years but should not be used as initial treatment. Therapy should continue until resolution of disease.
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