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Volume 7, Number 7—June 2001
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2000
Conference Presentations

Antibacterial Household Products: Cause for Concern

Stuart B. LevyComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Table 6

Antibiotic susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus and benzalkonium chloride-resistant derivativesa


Antibiotic Parent BZ-R-1 BZ-R-2
Oxacillin 16.0 512 512
Cloxacillin 0.5 256 512
Moxalactam 64.0 256 1024
Flomoxef 8.0 128 128
Cefmetazole 8.0 128 64
Cephalothin 64.0 128 128
Ampicillin 16.0 32 32
Chloramphenicol 4.0 4 4
Ofloxacin 8.0 32 32
Tetracycline 128.0 128 128
Benzalkonium chloride 5.0 10 10

aAdapted from (17).
bMIC (µg/ml) (BZ-R = parent resistant to benzalkonium chloride)

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