METHICILLIN-resistant (MR) strains of Staphylococcus aureus, those capable of multiplying in the presence of 12.5 g of methicillin/ml. (eight or more times that tolerated by methicillin-sensitive (MS) strains), are also resistant to other commonly used antibiotics, including other semi-synthetic penicillins and cephalosporins1-7. They can cause major disease6-11 and thus may pose a serious therapeutic problem.
- Cell Wall/de [Drug Effects]
- Lysostaphin/pd [Pharmacology]
- Methicillin/pd [Pharmacology]
- Penicillin Resistance
- Staphylococcus/de [Drug Effects]