Comparative in vitro bactericidal activity of cefonicid, ceftizoxime, and penicillin against group B streptococci

A. S. Bayer, J. O. Morrison, K. S. Kim

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The minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations for 108 group B streptococcal strains were determined for two new cephalosporins, cefonicid and ceftizoxime, and compared to those of penicillin G. Penicillin G was the most active inhibitory and bactericidal agent. Ceftizoxime was a significantly more active inhibitory and bactericidal agent than cefonicid (P<0.0005, P<0.025, respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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