Anaerobic resistance of clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus to aminoglycosides.

Journal Article

The anaerobic minimum inhibitory concentration of six aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, netilmicin, sisomicin, and tobramycin) averaged over 10-fold greater than the aerobic minimum inhibitory concentration for 50 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Cultures from osteomyelitis and blood generally showed a somewhat greater increase in minimum inhibitory concentration due to anaerobiosis than did cultures from abscesses and wounds, and amikacin activity was most affected by anaerobiosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrell, LJ; Evans, JB

Published Date

  • December 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 927 - 929

PubMed ID

  • 742881

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4804


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States