meticillin


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meticillin

A wide-spectrum antibiotic that has been used since 1960 in cases of infections with staphylococci that produce the penicillin-destroying enzyme penicillinase. Many staphylococci have, however, evolved by genetic modification so that they can survive in an environment of meticillin (see MRSA) and these germs are now endemic in many hospitals.
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Nasal carriage of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the prevalence, patients at risk and the effect of elimination on outcomes among outclinic haemodialysis patients.
Hospital-acquired infections like the superbug meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) kill 5,000 people a year in England.
They grew Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the laboratory, and treated it with and without manuka honey for four hours.