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Quinolone Antibiotics: Still Reliable Against Gram-negative Species?

Quinolone Antibiotics: Still Reliable Against Gram-negative Species?

Advances in environmental sanitation, immunizations, antimicrobial therapy, and medical research have greatly reduced the impact of infectious diseases (IDs) on our communities. Nonetheless, infections and the cost of treating them remain a burden to the health care system.

In primary care practice, we may spend more time making referrals for suspected ID than actually treating infected patients. Here, as a brush up, is the seventh in our series of 10 practical ID pearls.

7. How reliable are quinolones for empiric therapy against gram-negative infections?

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