Linezolid: a promising option in the treatment of Gram-positives

  title={Linezolid: a promising option in the treatment of Gram-positives},
  author={A. Zahedi Bialvaei and M. Rahbar and M. Yousefi and Mohammad Asgharzadeh and Hossein Samadi Kafil},
  journal={Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy},
  • A. Zahedi Bialvaei, M. Rahbar, +2 authors Hossein Samadi Kafil
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Linezolid, an oxazolidinone antimicrobial agent that acts by inhibiting protein synthesis in a unique fashion, is used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, skin and soft-tissue infections and other infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria including VRE and methicillin-resistant staphylococci. Currently, linezolid resistance among these pathogens remains low, commonly <1.0%, although the prevalence of antibiotic resistance is increasing in many countries. Therefore, the… CONTINUE READING
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