TABLE 1.

Bacterial counts obtained in the various treatment groups

GroupMean bacterial count (log10 CFU/wound) ± SD (no. of wounds)
S. aureus FDA486aS. pyogenes 301b
Inoculum size7.21 ± 0.087.28 ± 0.11
4 h postinfection7.03 ± 0.37 (7)6.48 ± 0.29 (16)
Untreated (day 4)5.89 ± 0.64 (8)3.21 ± 1.62 (16)
Placebo (day 4)6.05 ± 0.31 (7)6.15 ± 0.57 (16)
FAO (day 4)4.68 ± 0.78 (12)2.04 ± 1.31 (8)
  • a FA ≠ placebo (P < 0.001); 4 h = placebo (P = 0.05); 4 h ≠ untreated (P = 0.01); untreated = placebo (P = 1.00).

  • b FA ≠ placebo (P < 0.001); 4 h = placebo (P = 1.00); 4 h ≠ untreated (P < 0.001); untreated ≠ placebo (P < 0.001).