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 [an″te-, an″ti-bak-tēr´e-al]
1. destroying or suppressing the growth or reproduction of bacteria.
2. an agent having such properties.
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Among the antibiotics Penicillins, Cephalosporins or Fosfomycin can be considered.
In a study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, Listeria was shown to respond to fosfomycin even though the bacteria carry genes that should make them highly resistant.
Intravenous fosfomycin for the treatment of nosocomial infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in critically ill patients: a prospective evaluation.
It randomized 512 women with an uncomplicated lower UTI to either 5 days of thrice-daily nitrofurantoin 100 mg or to a single 3-gram dose of fosfomycin. The women returned for clinical exam and urine culture at 14 and 28 days after they completed their treatment.
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We switched antibiotic therapy to colistin (loading dose of 9 million IU, and then 4.5 million IU BID), fosfomycin (4g every eight hours), and tigecycline (loading dose of 100 mg, and then 50 mg BID).
Fosfomycin has been available to physicians in many European countries as well as Japan, South Africa, and Brazil, in both oral and parenteral formulations, for up to four decades [8-11].
Urine culture revealed Klebsiella pneumoniae, and fosfomycin tromethamine (Monurol[R]) 3 gm by mouth once a week for three weeks was prescribed.
In addition, fosfomycin sensitivity was seen in all isolates; 18 were sensitive to ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole.