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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-68  

Tigecycline

M Bhattacharya1, A Parakh2, M Narang1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi-110 002, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shadhara, Delhi-110 095, India

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M Bhattacharya
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi-110 002
India

Infection with resistant pathogens can adversely affect clinical, microbiological and economic outcomes. New agents for the treatment of many such serious infections are acutely needed in hospital practice. Tigecycline is a novel glycylcycline antimicrobial for intravenous use. It has an expanded broad-spectrum antibacterial activity including multi-drug resistant pathogens, like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus , vancomycin-resistant enterococci , multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae , extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacteria and Acinetobacter baumannii . Tigecycline however is not active against Proteus, Providencia and Pseudomonas species. Its currently approved indications include complicated skin and skin structure infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections. It has also been found to be effective for the treatment of community- as well as hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia and bacteremia, sepsis with shock and urinary tract infections. Tigecycline appears to be a valuable treatment option for the management of superbugs, especially where conventional therapy has failed.


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Bhattacharya M, Parakh A, Narang M. Tigecycline.J Postgrad Med 2009;55:65-68


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Bhattacharya M, Parakh A, Narang M. Tigecycline. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 25 ];55:65-68
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