Clinical relevance of mupirocin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.

Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic used for decolonization of meticillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), both in patients and in healthcare personnel, and for treatment of local skin and soft tissue infections caused by S. aureus and streptococcal species. Mupirocin prevents bacterial protein synthesis by inhibiting… CONTINUE READING