Squalamine ointment for Staphylococcus aureus skin decolonization in a mouse model.
Djouhri-Bouktab L, Alhanout K, Andrieu V, Raoult D, Rolain JM
Staphylococcus aureus colonization of the skin and the nostrils remains a major cause of surgical-site infections despite preoperative and preventive procedures. To date, many compounds have been used for S. aureus decolonization, including mupirocin ointments and antiseptics, with variable results. The emergence of mupirocin-resistant S. aureus strains has led to the search for new antimicrobial agents specifically for S. aureus decolonization. In this work we evaluated squalamine and related parent-derived ointments (1%) as potential new compounds for S. aureus decolonization in a new mouse model.Lire l‘article