Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Methicillin resistant staphylococci are unevenly distributed throughout the world; the explanation for this is not known. During a survey of local hospitals for methicillin resistance, a number of strains from South Vietnam became available for study. Tests were performed in microtiter plates using various concentrations of several antibiotics with a final concentration of organisms of 10/ml and 10/ml. With the larger number of organisms in the inoculum, 17% of strains required 12.5 µg/ml or more of methicillin for inhibition. This is in contrast to a very low percentage of methicillin resistant staphylococci from local sources encountered in our laboratory. An unexpected finding was the occurrence of considerable lincomycin resistance in staphylococci from South Vietnam.


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