Gentamicin vs cefotaxime for therapy of neonatal sepsis. Relationship to drug resistance.

An outbreak of serious infections due to gentamicin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae occurred in a neonatal intensive care unit in which the combination of gentamicin sulfate and ampicillin sodium had been used for standard initial therapy for suspected sepsis for nearly 11 years. After institution of control measures that included the substitution of… CONTINUE READING