Alpha-Aminobenzyl Penicillin—New Broad Spectrum Antibiotic: Preliminary Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Sidney Ross, Everett W. Lovrien, Edmund A. Zaremba, Louis Bourgeois, Jose R. Puig

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Abstract

A new derivative of penicillin, alphaaminobenzyl penicillin, was found to have in vitro activity against both gramnegative and gram-positive bacteria, thus broadening its antimicrobial spectrum beyond that of any previous penicillin compound. The drug was given both orally and intramuscularly and was essentially nontoxic. In a group of 47 infants and children with specific gastroenteritis who received the drug, the results were good in Shigella dysentery and pathogenic Escherichia coli enteritis. In Salmonella enteritis the results, albeit less predictably good, were regarded as comparable to those obtained with the present agents of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume182
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 1962
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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