Topical Antibacterial Agents

Peter A. Lio, Elaine T. Kaye

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Decreased systemic toxicity, ease of application, and increased concentrations at the target site are some of the important advantages topical antibacterial agents offer. This article reviews the literature on selected indications for these agents and provides in-depth examination of specific agents for the prophylaxis and treatment of skin and wound infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-963
Number of pages19
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiseptics
  • Bacitracin
  • Gentamicin
  • Mupirocin
  • Neomycin
  • Polymyxin


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