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Comparative bactericidal effects of azlocillin and ticarcillin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Azlocillin was relatively ineffective against actively growing cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in tests of bacteriolytic and bactericidal activity in which ticarcillin demonstrated pronounced bactericidal effects over a wide range of concentrations. Microscopic observation showed that azlocillin generally induced the formation of filamentous cells of P. aeruginosa which lysed only slowly, but ticarcillin caused the production of spheroplasts and subsequent rapid lysis. During the course of the bactericidal tests, azlocillin was inactivated, presumably by the beta-lactamase produced by P. aeruginosa, and the filamentous cells resumed normal cell division and growth. In contrast, there was no loss of ticarcillin activity, and there was no evidence of resumption of growth of P. aeruginosa in the presence of ticarcillin. These results suggest that the different bactericidal effects demonstrated by azlocillin and ticarcillin against P. aeruginosa are related primarily to dose-related differences in inhibition of cell wall synthesis and secondarily to the instability of azlocillin to pseudomonal beta-lactamase.[1]


  1. Comparative bactericidal effects of azlocillin and ticarcillin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. White, A.R., Comber, K.R., Sutherland, R. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (1980) [Pubmed]
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