In-vitro activity of azlocillin and other beta-lactam antibiotics against enterococci

The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
H Grimm

Abstract

The susceptibility of enterococci to 16 beta-lactam antibiotics (5 penicillins, 11 cephalosporins) was evaluated by determining MICs. All cephalosporins are ineffective against these bacteria. Penicillin G should not be used to treat infections with enterococci. For less serious infections due to enterococci, ampicillin is certainly the drug of first choice. Azlocillin, mezlocillin and piperacillin are the most effective drugs to prevent superinfections with enterococci in clinically and bacteriologically defined situations.

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Bacteriocidal Agents
Azlocillin sodium
Cephalosporanic Acids
Fungus Drug Sensitivity Tests
Penicillin
Streptococcal Infections
Enterococcus faecalis

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