In vitro evaluation of some antibacterial drugs against Staphylococcus aureus isolated from recurrent boil

Batool Amine Al-Khafaji

Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية
ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2004 Volume: 1 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 308-311
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل


A comparison of the antibacterial activity for each of amikacin, amoxicillin, ampicillin, cephalexin, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, neomycin and rifampin was evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus isolated recently from recurrent boil. The antibacterial sensitivity was determined by agar diffusion assay using antibiotic disc on Muller-Hinton agar. Rifampin and clindamycin were the most effective antibacterial drugs against this microorganism, Cephalexin and chloramphenicol approximately showed the same activity and they were more effective than amikacin. Neomycin, on the other hand had the lowest activity than the previous drugs. Staphylococcus aureus that isolated from recurrent boil shown to be resistant for both amoxicillin and ampicillin.