oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from community acquired soft tissue infections in Bulawayo

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Fifty cases of community acquired strains of Staphylococcus aureus causing superficial abscesses were tested for tbeir sensitivity to commonly used antibiotics. Ninety-two percent of isolates were resistant to benzyl-penicillin and ampicillin. Possible causes for this very high level of resistance and the implications for antibiotic usage are discussed.

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