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

Morris, Andrew M.
March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p45
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study which presents a comparison of short-course and standard treatment for uncomplicated cellulitis. The study, which compared a 5-day with a 10-day antimicrobial regimen for uncomplicated cellulitis, concluded that 5 days of levofloxacin was as good as 10 days for resolution of infection. The study looked at a relatively broad-spectrum antibiotic for an infection that is decidedly narrow-spectrum and paucibacillary. Although few reasons exist to suspect that a short course of a narrow-spectrum oral antibiotic would result in different outcomes in mild cellulitis, the evidence is lacking.


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