Other antimicrobials of interest in the era of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases: fosfomycin, nitrofurantoin and tigecycline.

@article{Garau2008OtherAO,
  title={Other antimicrobials of interest in the era of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases: fosfomycin, nitrofurantoin and tigecycline.},
  author={Javier Garau},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          198-202
        }
}
The progressive increase of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) -producing enteric bacteria in recent years has called for a re-evaluation of current antibiotic therapy for these infections. The activity and potential use of two old antimicrobials, nitrofurantoin and fosfomycin, and the new compound tigecycline for treatment of infections due to ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, with special emphasis on E. coli, are reviewed. Fosfomycin continues to be active against the most common… CONTINUE READING

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