Journal article

The efficacy of continuous infusion flucloxacillin in home therapy for serious staphylococcal infections and cellulitis

BP Howden, MJ Richards

JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2001

Abstract

The efficacy and safety of continuous infusion flucloxacillin as home-based treatment was assessed in 62 consecutive patients with proven serious methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections (n = 36) and cellulitis (n = 26). The treatment was well tolerated and resulted in cure or adequate suppression of infection in 27 of 28 (96%) patients in the serious MSSA infection group, and in 24 of 26 (92%) patients in the cellulitis group.