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BACKGROUND [corrected] Treatment of serious life-threatening multi-drug-resistant organisms poses a serious problem due to the limited therapeutic options. Tigecycline has been recently marketed as a broad-spectrum antibiotic with activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Even though many studies have demonstrated the activity of(More)
A total of 404 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from pus, CSF, blood and sputum of various hospitalized cases were analyzed. The resistance pattern of these strains were gentamicin (51.8%), erythromycin (80.1%) and co-trimoxazole (89.6%). All these strains were sensitive to vancomycin. The isolation rate was maximum from various(More)
A total of 75 strains of coagulase negative staphylococci were isolated in pure culture from different specimens from patients suffering from various deep seated staphylococcal infections undergoing treatment between November, 1985 and December, 1986. Using the Baird Parker classification system, Staphylococcus epidermidis was the commonest isolate found(More)
Sir, In the context of increased isolation globally of carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae (KPC-1 to KPC-10), the emergence of the New-Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) strain is not surprising. We however question its proposed Asian origin in the recent “Lancet Infectious Diseases” publication.[1] In the Lancet study,[1] the fact that there were(More)
Antiribitol-teichoic acid antibody (ARTA) was detected in sera of 30 out of 50 patients (60%) with various acute deep seated Staphylococcus aureus infections and 5 out of 10 chronic osteomyelitis cases, whereas none of the sera from 50 patients with superficial Staphylococcus aureus infections as well from 50 patients without Staphylococcus aureus(More)
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