Tigecycline and C-diff

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Joe Ham
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Tigecycline and C-diff

Post by Joe Ham » Tue 21 Aug 2007 19:01

Evidence for low risk of Clostridium difficile infection associated with tigecycline

Published article online:
13 Aug 2007   M. H. Wilcox
Clinical Microbiology and Infection

To cite this article: M. H. Wilcox
Evidence for low risk of Clostridium difficile infection associated with tigecycline
Clinical Microbiology and Infection (OnlineEarly Articles).
doi:10.1111/j.1469-0691.2007.01792.x

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often associated with a relatively high risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
However, exceptions to this rule, e.g., piperacillin–tazobactam, show that marked inhibition of gut flora is not synonymous with CDI risk.
Tigecycline has marked broad-spectrum activity that includes Gram-positive and Gram-negative facultative and obligate anaerobes.
Antibiotic susceptibility, gut model and clinical trial data suggest that tigecycline is associated with a relatively low risk of CDI. Further clinical data should be obtained to confirm the results of these initial studies.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/ab ... 07.01792.x

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