The use of ceftizoxime in neonates

Yamauchi, T., Hill, D. E. and Steele, R. W. (1982) The use of ceftizoxime in neonates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 10 Suppl. C: 297-301.

Author Yamauchi, T.
Hill, D. E.
Steele, R. W.
Title The use of ceftizoxime in neonates
Journal name Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-7453
Publication date 1982
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue Suppl. C
Start page 297
End page 301
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Ceftizoxime was used to treat 20 infants with suspected bacterial infections. The dosages of ceftizoxime ranged from 140 mg to 300 mg/kg/day with a mean of 232 mg/kg/day. The duration of therapy ranged from 1 to 12 days with a mean of 4.5 days. Satisfactory clinical response was seen in 86% (13/15) of the evaluated cases. Five cases could not be evaluated. Bacteria were recovered from nine infants and included: group B streptococcus (4), Staphylococcus aureus (2), Streptococcus faecalis (1), Flavobacterium meningosepticwn (1) and Serratia marcescens (1). A generalized erythematous maculpapular rash occurred in one infant receiving ceftizoxime. Two other infants had transient mild hyperbilirubinaemia which resolved without discontinuing the antibiotic. Ceftizoxime may be an acceptable antibiotic for treating suspected neonatal infections.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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