In vitro and in vivo activity of fosfomycin alone and in combination with rifampin and tigecycline against Gram-positive cocci isolated from surgical wound infections.

In conclusion, the efficacy of fosfomycin combinations, also confirmed in our in vivo model, may suggest new directions in the treatment of infected skin and a possible alternative way to control bacterial skin infection. PMID: 29154746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research

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