Increasing mupirocin resistance of Staphylococcus aureus in CAPD - Should it continue to be used as prophylaxis?

John M. Conly, Stephen Vas

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This editorial summarizes the mechanisms of mupirocin resistance and the conditions that promote its development. While there is increasing evidence that high-level mupirocin resistance is developing during systematic use of mupirocin as prophylaxis against Staphylococcus aureus, the appearance of resistance does not preclude the beneficial effect of regular prophylaxis. Vigilance has to be exercised to notice larger-scale resistance that may require limiting the use of mupirocin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-652
Number of pages4
JournalPeritoneal Dialysis International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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