A 1 0-day regimen of levofloxacin was not needed in patients with uncomplicated cellulitis who had an acceptable 5-day response

March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p45
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The article cites a study which presents a comparison of short-course and standard treatment for uncomplicated cellulitis. The study was published in the 2004 issue of the journal "Arch International Medicine." Eighty-seven patients of the age of 18 years who had cellulitis involving the face, trunk, or an extremity were presented to the investigators for evaluation after 24 hours of initiation of antibiotic therapy. In patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, a 5-day course of antibiotics was as effective as a 10-day course for resolving the infection.


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