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Infected cat-bite wound treated successfully with moxifloxacin after failure of parenteral cefuroxime and ciprofloxacin

  • R. Draenert
  • M. Kunzelmann
  • A. Roggenkamp
  • J. Hellers
  • J. R. BognerEmail author
Brief Report

The existing medical literature contains, to the best of our knowledge, no published reports on the efficacy of moxifloxacin in treating infected cat-bite wounds. Nevertheless, in vitro data regarding the sensitivity of typical bite-wound bacteria to moxifloxacin encourage the use of this antibiotic [1, 2]. The high bactericidal activity of moxifloxacin against gram-positive, gram-negative and several anaerobic organisms in conjunction with data on tissue availability of the compound led Bayer Pharmaceuticals to perform two large-scale multicenter trials with moxifloxacin in severe skin and soft tissue infections between 2001 and 2004 (personal communication); however, the results are not yet available. In a study of non-complicated skin and soft tissue infections, moxifloxacin was found to be equivalent to cephalexin in the treatment of cellulitis and skin infections [3]. In the case presented here, an infected cat-bite wound was successfully treated with intravenous followed by oral...

Keywords

Moxifloxacin Cefuroxime Talan Antimicrobial Regimen Streptococcus Viridans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Draenert
    • 1
  • M. Kunzelmann
    • 2
  • A. Roggenkamp
    • 3
  • J. Hellers
    • 2
  • J. R. Bogner
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Medizinische Poliklinik, Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity Hospital of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Hand SurgeryUniversity Hospital of MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Department of BacteriologyMax von Pettenkofer InstituteMunichGermany

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