Antimicrobial ointments and methicillin- resistant staphylococcus aureus USA 300

Masahiro Suzuki, Kazuhiro Yamada, Miki Nagao, Etsuko Aoki, Masakado Matsumoto, Tatsuya Hirayama, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Reiji Hiramatsu, Satoshi Ichiyama, Yoshitsugu Iinuma

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We tested 259 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates and 2 USA300 ATCC type strains for susceptibility to bacitracin and neomycin contained in overthe- counter antibacterial ointments. Resistance to both bacitracin and neomycin was found only in USA300. The use of over-the counter antimicrobial drugs may select for the USA300 clone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1917-1920
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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