Usefulness of Cefuroxime Axetil in Acute Bacterial Skin Infection

Kenshiro Sasada, Toshihiko Ikeya, Yukiko Nitta, Eiichi Moriya, Ritsuko Hayakawa, Kayoko Arisu, Yasuko Ogino, Kayoko Matsunaga, Teruo Azumi, Mayumi Iida, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Toshikazu Usuda, Tomohiro Suzuki, Kuniharu Yanagida, Tokio Numata, Yoshinori Kuno, Masaru Ishigaki

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The usefulness of an oral cephalosporin, cefuroxime axetil (CXM-AM), was evaluated by administering the drug mainly to the patients with pyodermia. The study was conducted on 54 cases: 8 folliculitis, 19 furuncle (including furunculosis or carbuncle), 13 secondary infection of various skin diseases, 2 impetigo contagiosa, 1 suppurative hidradenitis, 3 panaritium, 4 infected atheroma, 3 skin ulcer and necrosis, and 1 pustular acne. The efficacy of this drug was obseved in 47 cases (87.0%). Adverse effet was seen in only one case (stomatitis), however no serious symptoms were recognized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-625
Number of pages12
Journalskin research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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