Topical Antibacterial Agents

Peter A Lio*, Elaine T. Kaye

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Abstract

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)703-721
Number of pages19
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Wound Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Skin

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Lio, Peter A ; Kaye, Elaine T. / Topical Antibacterial Agents. In: Medical Clinics of North America. 2011 ; Vol. 95, No. 4. pp. 703-721.
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In: Medical Clinics of North America, Vol. 95, No. 4, 01.07.2011, p. 703-721.

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