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In vitro and in vivo study of fosfomycin in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia

  • W. Y. Lau (a1), C. H. Teoh-Chan (a2), S. T. Fan (a1) and K. F. Lau (a2)

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Five hundred strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were tested against various anti-staphylococcal agents. Vancomycin, fusidic acid and fosfomycin were found to be the most effective. Only 1 strain out of 500 was resistant to fosfomycin. Three patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia were successfully treated by fosfomycin. We conclude that fosfomycin could be the drug of choice for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.

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In vitro and in vivo study of fosfomycin in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia

  • W. Y. Lau (a1), C. H. Teoh-Chan (a2), S. T. Fan (a1) and K. F. Lau (a2)

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