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Topical antibiotics in dermatology: An update

@inproceedings{Schwartz2010TopicalAI,
  title={Topical antibiotics in dermatology: An update},
  author={Robert A. Schwartz and Nawaf Al‐Mutairi},
  year={2010}
}
The skin presents a first line of defense against a wide range of bacterial invaders. When the integrity of the skin is compromised accidentally or intentionally, its natural defenses weaken and a role for antibacterials emerges. The topical route offers several advantages, including the avoidance of systemic toxicity and side effects, the decreased induction of bacterial resistance, and the high concentration of antibacterial agent at the site of infection. Resistance to topical antibiotics is… 

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