Antimicrobial activity of cefpirome. An update compared to five third-generation cephalosporins against nearly 6000 recent clinical isolates from five medical centers.


Cefpirome, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, cefoperazone, ceftizoxime, and ceftriaxone were tested against approximately 6000 fresh clinical isolates from five medical centers. For 3031 strains of Enterobacteriaceae tested, cefpirome consistently had the lowest MIC50s and lowest percentage of resistant strains. Cefpirome was also the most active agent against the… (More)


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