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Drugs resistance and penicillinase activity in skin isolated Staphylococcus aureus
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Bhat G, Nagesha C N, Pirvathi C N, Joseph K M, Shivananda P G. Drugs resistance and penicillinase activity in skin isolated Staphylococcus aureus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:371-374
AbstractA study was carried out to evaluate the drug resistance pattern and penicillinase production in skin isolated Staphylococcus aurpus. The disk diffusion method showed prevalence of: multidrug resistance among S. aureus, strains, isolated from locafised skin abscesses. method for detection of penicilfinase could detect this enzyme m 98.60/o of the isolates all fo which were resistant to penicillin and ampicillin. C16xacillin resistance as detected by the agar dilution method was found in 1.4% of the isolates. On the whole cloxacillin and gentamy'cin were found to be the most effective 'antistaphylococcal antibotics.