Topical Antibacterial Agents

Peter A Lio*, Elaine T. Kaye

*Corresponding author for this work

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Decreased systemic toxicity, ease of application, and increased concentrations at the target site are some of the important advantages topical antibacterial agents offer. This article reviews the literature on selected indications for these agents and provides in-depth examination of specific agents for the prophylaxis and treatment of skin and wound infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-963
Number of pages19
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009


  • Antiseptics
  • Bacitracin
  • Gentamicin
  • Mupirocin
  • Neomycin
  • Polymyxin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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