Polymeric approach to combat drug-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Shreya Kanth, Akshatha Nagaraja, Yashoda Malgar Puttaiahgowda

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Abstract: The current global death rate has threatened humans due to increase in deadly unknown infections caused by pathogenic microorganisms. On the contrary, the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is also increasing which is leading to elevated lethality rate worldwide. Development of drug-resistant bacteria has become one of the daunting global challenges due to failure in approaching to combat against them. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of those drug-resistant bacteria which has led to increase in global mortality rate causing various lethal infections. Polymer synthesis can be one of the significant approaches to combat MRSA by fabricating polymeric coatings to prevent the spread of infections. This review provides last decade information in the development of various polymers against MRSA. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7265-7285
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 04-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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