Rev Esp Quimioter 2021;34(Suppl.1):29-31
Published: 30 September 2021
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the leading causes of admission to emergency departments. Ceftaroline is a fifth-generation cephalosporin with a potent In vitro activity against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus, the three most important pathogens causing CAP. Three randomized and double-blind clinical trials compared the efficacy of ceftaroline versus ceftriaxone in patients with CAP and the results of each trial and a meta-analysis, concluded the superiority of ceftaroline in terms of clinical success. In particular, the major difference was observed among patients with CAP caused by S. aureus. Accordingly, ceftaroline has been included as a first-line option in the recent clinical guidelines for the management of CAP.
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