Effect of gentamicin on growth of viral, chlamydial, and rickettsial agents in mice and embryonated eggs.


Gentamicin, at concentrations up to 500 mug/ml, showed no effect on the replication, yield, or infectivity of seven viruses or on the agents of psittacosis and meningopneumonitis when grown in mice or embryonated eggs. At the 500 mug/ml level, lymphogranuloma venereum cultures had a slight reduction in infectivity. Rickettsia akari demonstrated… (More)


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