Comparative in vitro studies on cefotaxime and desacetylcefotaxime.


After its parenteral administration in man, cefotaxime is partially metabolized to the desacetyl derivative (24-30% appearing in urine as desacetyl form). A detailed study was therefore carried out in vitro to compare the antibacterial activity against a wide range of clinical isolates and also the beta-lactamase stability of cefotaxime and… (More)


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