Goodfellow Gems #43

Goodfellow Gems #43

Bruce Arroll

Bruce Arroll

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Stop using topical antibiotics

Resistance to topical antibiotics is a growing concern. A local study found a rapid rise in resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to fusidic acid tha
References

1.    High usage of topical fusidic acid and rapid clonal expansion of fusidic acid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a cautionary tale. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/12/cid.ciu658.short
2.    BPAC: Should I prescribe a topical antiseptic cream instead of a topical antibiotic for minor skin infections?  http://www.bpac.org.nz/BPJ/2015/june/topical.aspx