Ceftriaxone Therapy for Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis: A Review

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Ceftriaxone, although less active than standard antistaphylococcal agents, is potentially useful in the treatment of osteomyelitis. Thirty-one patients with osteomyelitis due toStaphylococcus aureuswere identified, 22 of whom were treated with ceftriaxone and 9 with other agents. Of those patients treated with ceftriaxone, 17 were cured; all treatment failures were associated with chronic osteomyelitis and continued presence of necrotic bone or infected hardware. It is concluded that ceftriaxone is effective in the ambulatory treatment ofS. aureusosteomyelitis.

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