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Antibacterial effect of zinc oxide in vitro.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2281305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antibacterial activity, zinc concentrations and pH were measured in Müller-Hinton broth containing different amounts of zinc oxide and inoculated with Staphylococcus aureus (10(6) colony forming units/ml). The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of zinc oxide to different clinical isolates were determined using the Müller-Hinton agar dilution tests. Gram-positive bacteria were most susceptible. Gram-negative aerobic bacteria and streptococci were usually not inhibited even at the highest concentrations used (1024 micrograms/ml), but staphylococci--particularly some isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis--were sensitive enough to allow determination of their MIC.
T A Söderberg; B Sunzel; S Holm; T Elmros; G Hallmans; S Sjöberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery / Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0284-4311     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-13     Completed Date:  1991-03-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707869     Medline TA:  Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Umea, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / drug effects*
Escherichia coli / drug effects
Klebsiella pneumoniae / drug effects
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Pseudomonas / drug effects
Staphylococcus / drug effects
Streptococcus / drug effects
Zinc Oxide / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
1314-13-2/Zinc Oxide

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