Therapeutic potential of lefamulin in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia

Whitney Perry, Yoav Golan

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Abstract

Despite the increasing availability of antibiotics with activity against pathogens that cause community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), CAP remains a major cause of morbidity, hospital admissions and re-admissions, and mortality. Lefamulin is a novel pleuromutilin antibiotic with potent in vitro activity against both typical and atypical CAP pathogens. In this review of the medical literature, we summarize the available information, including mounting clinical evidence, about lefamulin and its potential value in CAP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-939
Number of pages13
JournalFuture Microbiology
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community acquired
  • lefamulin
  • pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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