:: Volume 17, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) ::
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
Mohammad Mehdi Soltan Dallal Dr1, Mansour Bayat Dr2, Mohammad Hosein Yazdi1, Soolmaz Aghaamiri1, Masoud Ghorbanzadeh Meshkani3, Taraneh Peymaneh Abedi Mohtasab1, Behrooz Shojaee Sadi 4
1- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran
3- Islamic Azad University, Qom Branch
4- Islamic Azad University, Arak Branch , shojaee_sadi@yahoo.com
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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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