Synergistic combination of chitosan acetate with nanoparticle silver as a topical antimicrobial: efficacy against bacterial burn infections.

@article{Huang2011SynergisticCO,
  title={Synergistic combination of chitosan acetate with nanoparticle silver as a topical antimicrobial: efficacy against bacterial burn infections.},
  author={Liyi Huang and Tianhong Dai and Y. Q. Xuan and George P. Tegos and Michael R Hamblin},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={3432-8}
}
Chitosan and nanoparticle silver are both materials with demonstrated antimicrobial properties and have been proposed singly or in combination as constituents of antimicrobial burn dressings. Here, we show that they combine synergistically to inhibit the in vitro growth of Gram-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Gram-negative… CONTINUE READING