El Ferghani N.
Department of Dermatology, Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libya.
J Int Med Res. 1995 Nov-Dec;23(6):508-17.
In an open study in Libya 48 patients suffering from skin infections, usually caused by staphylococci and streptococci, were treated with a new topical antibiotic, mupirocin, applied three times daily for 7 days. By day 7 of treatment 93.5% of patients were asymptomatic and were considered cured, and 100% were considered cured 1 week later. In total, 50 bacterial strains were isolated, of which, 86% were staphylococci and 14% were streptococci. Neither adverse events nor cutaneous reactions were reported. Mupirocin 2% ointment proved to be effective and safe in the treatment of primary and secondary skin infections.
Keywords: An open study of mupirocin in Libyan patients with skin infections.