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Evaluation of ceforanide as treatment for staphylococcal and streptococcal endocarditis.

Ceforanide administered parenterally twice daily was used as the sole agent to treat 17 patients with right-sided endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus or nonenterococcal streptococci. Fifteen patients were cured of their original infection. Two patients were withdrawn from the study. One patient was transferred to another hospital 4 days after ceforanide therapy was initiated, and the other was changed to a different antibiotic regimen when his viridans streptococcus proved tolerant to ceforanide. The intramuscular form of ceforanide was well tolerated. It was stopped in two patients after week 3 of therapy because of adverse effects, possibly related to the study drug. These findings resolved with discontinuation of the ceforanide, and no additional antimicrobial therapy was necessary. Two patients who continued to abuse drugs intravenously during the study developed bacteremia with new organisms and required additional antimicrobial therapy. Ceforanide proved to be a useful agent in the treatment of right-sided endocarditis due to susceptible S. aureus and nonenterococcal streptococci.[1]


  1. Evaluation of ceforanide as treatment for staphylococcal and streptococcal endocarditis. Cooper, R.H., Savitch, C.B., Joseph, W.P., Mills, J. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (1981) [Pubmed]
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