Journal Article

A Review of <i>Streptococcus pneumoniae</i> Infection Treatment Failures Associated with Fluoroquinolone Resistance

Jeffrey D. Fuller and Donald E. Low

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 1, pages 118-121
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/430829
A Review of Streptococcus pneumoniae Infection Treatment Failures Associated with Fluoroquinolone Resistance

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We reviewed all of the published reports of cases of fluoroquinolone treatment failures for respiratory tract infection due to fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae. There were 20 ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin treatment failures reported. Physicians should be aware, when treating pneumococcal respiratory tract infections in older patients with a fluoroquinolone, that clinical failures might occur, especially for patients with comorbid illnesses and a history of recent fluoroquinolone use.

Journal Article.  2485 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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