Cefuroxime in the treatment of neonates.

  title={Cefuroxime in the treatment of neonates.},
  author={John de Louvois and Anne B Mulhall and Rosalinde Hurley},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={57 1},
The new broad spectrum cephalosporin, cefuroxime, was used to treat 28 neonates with suspected or proved infection. All of them had had complications at birth or in early neonatal life which were known to predispose to infection. The treatment regimen consisted of intramuscular or intravenous cefuroxime (50 mg/kg twice a day) for 5 days. Previously, such infants would have received gentamicin with penicillin or ampicillin. Pathogenic or potentially pathogenic bacteria were isolated from 7 (25… CONTINUE READING