Recovery of interfering bacteria in the nasopharynx following antimicrobial therapy of acute maxillary sinusitis with telithromycin or amoxicillin-clavulanate.
Author(s): Brook I, Hausfeld JN
Affiliation(s): Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20016, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date & source: 2005-11, Antimicrob Agents Chemother., 49(11):4793-4.
The effect on the nasopharyngeal flora of 7 days of amoxicillin-clavulanate or 5 days of 800 mg once a day was studied in 50 adults with acute sinusitis. The numbers of potential pathogens and interfering alpha-hemolytic streptococci were equally reduced after both therapies. However, the number of interfering Prevotella spp. declined more significantly after amoxicillin-clavulanate treatment.