| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS
|Year : 1990 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 371--374
Drugs resistance and penicillinase activity in skin isolated Staphylococcus aureus
Gopalkrishna Bhat, CN Nagesha, CN Pirvathi, KM Joseph, PG Shivananda
A 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.
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