Clinical evaluation of T-2588 on respiratory tract infections

Tsuneko Yamaguchi, Kenya Hiura, Yoichi Nakanishi, Osamu Katoh, Hozumi Yamada

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T-2588 is a new cephem antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. We performed the following clinical evaluation of T-2588 on 18 patients with respiratory tract infections including 10 cases of pneumonia, 5 of exacerbation of bronchiectasis, 2 of acute bronchitis and one of exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. Clinical responses were excellent in 8 cases, good in 9 and poor in one. T-2588 also showed the excellent in vitro antimicrobacterial activity against the clinical isolates including 5 strains of Haemophilusk influenzae, 3 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, each one strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Providencia rettgeri. The side effect was found in one case ; hypertransaminasemia. It was mild and disappeared spontaneously. From the above results, it was considered that T-2588 would be expected to be useful for the treatment of patients with respiratory tract infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-520
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Oncology


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