Current Drug Therapy

Newer antibiotics for serious gram-positive infections

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ABSTRACTFour newer antibiotics are available to treat gram-positive bacterial infections that are resistant to traditional antibiotics and to vancomycin. They should preferably be used with the help of an infectious-disease consultant: specific therapy should be chosen on the basis of the bacteria involved, the site of infection, whether the patient has kidney or liver disease, other medications the patient is taking, and side effects that develop.


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