Activity of eight fluoroquinolones against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from cutaneous infections

Setsuko Nishijima, Shoko Namura, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Yasuo Asada, Shigekatsu Kawataba, Maasa Fujita

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Abstract

The in vitro susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to eight fluoroquinolones, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, enoxacin, ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, sparfloxacin and nadifloxacin, was evaluated. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains were isolated from 64 cutaneous infections from 1991 to 1993. Nadifloxacin exhibited the lowest MIC among all of the fluoroquinolones. In addition, there was no resistance to nadifloxacin. The MIC50 of these drugs has been increasing in the past 3 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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