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SJKU 2012, 17(2): 21-29 Back to browse issues page
Antimicrobial effect of Zataria multiflora on antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from food
Dr Mohammad Mehdi Soltan Dallal1, Dr Mansour Bayat2, Mohammad Hosein Yazdi3, Soolmaz Aghaamiri3, Masoud Ghorbanzadeh Meshkani4, Taraneh Peymaneh Abedi Mohtasab3, Behrooz Shojaee Sadi 5
1- Professor Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Assistant Professor Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran
3- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
4- Islamic Azad University, Qom Branch
5- Islamic Azad University, Arak Branch , shojaee_sadi@yahoo.com
Abstract:  
Background and Aim: Methicillin –resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have created a major problem in the treatment of diseases. MRSA colonization in nose can lead to increased rate of nosocomial infections and mortality. Zataria multiflora is a plant which is widely used in the world for medical purposes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antimicrobial effect of zataria multiflora extract on MRSA strains isolated from food. Material and Method: In this in vitro study the antimicrobial effect of Shirazi Zataria multiflora extract on MRSA and other Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant to tetracycline, erithromycine, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazol, and methiclline, together with its MIC and MBC were determined. Results: Shirazi zataria multiflora, had a significant affects against MRSA, and other Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin, tetracycline, erithromycine, trimethoprim, and sulfametoxazol, isolated from food. Conclusion: Production of a suitable herbal medicine with few side effects will give rise to a promising out-look in the treatment of infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
Keywords: Essence, Zataria multiform, Minimum Inhibitory concentration (MIC). Antibiotic resistance.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/07/2
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Volume 17, Number 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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