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Antibiotic Sensitivity of Staphylococcus Aureus. Past and Present

  • R. P. Mouton
Part of the New Perspectives in Clinical Microbiology book series (NPCM, volume 4)

Abstract

The history of resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics is almost as old as the use of antibiotics itself: Barber [1], in 1947, described a therapeutic failure in a staphylococcal infection due to penicillin-resistance. Penicillinase production was soon found to be the cause of this resistance [2]. Later it became evident that the gene responsible for penicillinase production is located in a plasmid [3].

Keywords

Staphylococcus Aureus Resistance Rate Fusidic Acid Staphylococcal Infection Methicillin Resistance 
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