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bacitracin

(băs'ĭtrā`sĭn), antibioticantibiotic,
any of a variety of substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy certain other microorganisms. Types of Antibiotics
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 produced by a strain of the bacterial species Bacillus subtilis. It is widely used for topical therapy such as for skin and eye infections; it is effective against gram-positive bacteria, including strains of staphylococcus that are resistant to penicillinpenicillin,
any of a group of chemically similar substances obtained from molds of the genus Penicillium that were the first antibiotic agents to be used successfully in the treatment of bacterial infections in humans.
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 (see Gram's stainGram's stain,
laboratory staining technique that distinguishes between two groups of bacteria by the identification of differences in the structure of their cell walls. The Gram stain, named after its developer, Danish bacteriologist Christian Gram, has become an important tool
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). Bacitracin is toxic to humans and is no longer used internally.

bacitracin

[‚bas·ə′trās·ən]
(microbiology)
A group of polypeptide antibiotics produced by Bacillus licheniformis.
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Most data on the effectiveness of topical antibiotics focus on bacitracin, fusidic acid (not available in the United States), and mupirocin.
Bacitracin: a new antibiotic produced by a member of the B.
Treatment % AT only 40% Antibiotic only 10.6% Bacitracin 2.4% Erythromycin 7% Polytrim ophthalmic 1.2% Antibiotic and AT 35.3% Bacitracin 18.8% Erythromycin 12.9% Polytrim ophthalmic 2.4% Moxifloxacin 1.2% Two antibiotics and AT 9.4% Moxifloxacin + erythromycin 2.4% Erythromycin + polytrim 3.5% Bacitracin + polytrim 2.4% Bacitracin + moxifloxacin 1.2% Two antibiotics (erythromycin + polytrim) 1.2% Lubricant 1.2% One antibiotic and cycloplegic 1.2% Two antibiotics and cycloplegic (bacitracin + moxifloxacin) 1.2%
Sensitivity of Streptococcus pyogenes was confirmed with no growth against bacitracin disc.
Subsequent dressing was done with Bacitracin - Neomycin or pyodine according to group.
Ointments such as bacitracin and polysporin could be contributing to the spread of USA300, said the authors, who recommended more cautious use of the over-the-counter wound treatment.
In many cases, soft tissue infection acquired in communities was treated by using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs called triple-antibiotic ointment (TAO), e.g., Neosporin (polymyxin B [PL-B] sulfate, 5,000 units/g; bacitracin, 400 units/g; and neomycin, 3.5 mg/g) and Polysporin triple ointment (PL-B sulfate, 10,000 units/g; bacitracin, 500 units/g; and gramicidin 0.25 mg/g).