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Ciprofloxacin and furagin in acute cystitis: comparison of early immune and microbiological results.

Author(s): Dybowski B, Jablonska O, Radziszewski P, Gromadzka-Ostrowska J, Borkowski A

Affiliation(s): Department of Urology, Medical University of Warsaw, ul. Lindleya 4, 02-005 Warsaw, Poland. bardyb@poczta.onet.pl

Publication date & source: 2008-02, Int J Antimicrob Agents., 31(2):130-4. Epub 2007 Dec 3.

Publication type: Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Furagin (a nitrofurantoin analogue) has the same efficacy in treating acute cystitis as ciprofloxacin, however the duration of therapy is longer. We established a hypothesis that therapy with ciprofloxacin results in faster resolution of mucosal inflammation in comparison with furagin. Rates of urinary secretion of immunoglobulins class A, M and G and interleukin-8 (IL-8) were evaluated before and after initiation of therapy in adult women presenting with acute cystitis confirmed by urine culture. Women were randomised into two groups receiving either ciprofloxacin 250mg twice a day for 3 days (n=13) or furagin 100mg three times a day for 7 days (n=14). Median lengths of follow-up were 4 days and 5 days in the ciprofloxacin and furagin groups, respectively. Treatment with ciprofloxacin resulted in faster eradication of pathogens. No bacteria or nitrates were detected in the ciprofloxacin group, whilst leukocyte esterase was positive in only one case. In the furagin group there were four positive cultures, seven cases with positive nitrates and five cases with positive esterase. Secretion rates of all four substances dropped significantly, but the changes over time were similar in both groups.

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