Effect of imipenem-cilastatin therapy on fecal flora.

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Alteration of fecal flora was prospectively studied in 21 children receiving imipenem-cilastatin therapy under protocol for therapy of infections. Although no profound reduction in facultative or anaerobic flora was observed, qualitative and quantitative increases in organisms which were resistant or less susceptible to imipenem occurred. Of 21 patients, 13… (More)

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