To evaluate the feasibility of continuous-infusion (CI) penicillin in the treatment of serious bacterial infections, consecutive adult patients with deep-seated infections due to penicillin-susceptible pathogens were treated with CI aqueous penicillin G in a home-based programme, and their treatment outcomes were reviewed. Thirty-one patients with microbiologically proven infections completed the planned course of treatment. Twenty of 31 (65 ) were followed for at least 2 months thereafter, and all remained free of relapse. One patient had fever attributable to penicillin hypersensitivity, two patients developed catheter-site infections and one patient developed catheter-related bacteraemia. Thus, CI penicillin is feasible for the home-based treatment of a variety of deep-seated infections with minimal toxicity.
|Pages (from-to)||544 - 548|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|