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Antimicrobial sensitivity of Staphylococcus aureus in pediatric impetigo from 2003-2007


A study investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus from 2003-2007 in 984 isolates from 1,263 children with impetigo in China. The largest proportion of strains were resistant to penicillin (94.5%), erythromycin (86.2%) and clindamycin (69.6%) and 78.5% of strains were multiresistant. The incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) was 1.1%, but all such strains responded to ciprofloxacin. None of the S. aureus strains were resistant to vancomycin or fusidic acid and only one strain was resistant to mupirocin (Liu, Y. et al. Br J Dermatol 2009, 161(6): 1347).

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