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gram-positive

[′gram ¦päs·əd·iv]
(microbiology)
Of bacteria, holding the color of the primary stain when treated with Gram's stain.
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Use of linezolid, an oxazolidinone, in the treatment of multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacterial infections. Clin Infect Dis 2000;30:146-51.
Successful response to treatment has also been reported with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, vancomycin, rifampin, clindamycin, and erythromycin (2,4,5,9), antibiotics mainly used for treating gram-positive bacterial infections. Most of these potentially effective antibiotics will not be included in the panel of susceptibility testing for any commonly isolated gram-negative bacteria other than Chryseobacterium.
[USPRwire, Mon May 13 2013] Global Markets Direct's, 'Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections - Pipeline Review, H1 2013', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline.

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