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septiembre 1, 2020

Telacebec (Q203)-containing intermittent oral regimens sterilized mice infected with Mycobacterium ulcerans after only 16 doses

Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is currently treated with a daily combination of rifampin and either injectable streptomycin or oral clarithromycin. An intermittent oral regimen would facilitate treatment supervision. We first evaluated the bactericidal activity of newer antimicrobials against M. ulcerans using a BU animal model. The imidazopyridine amine telacebec (Q203) exhibited high bactericidal activity whereas tedizolid (an oxazolidinone closely related to linezolid),…

Dalbavancin exposure in vitro selects for dalbavancin-non-susceptible and vancomycin-intermediate strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

CONCLUSIONS: In our in vitro system, post-distributional dalbavancin exposures selected for stable mutants with reduced susceptibility to dalbavancin, vancomycin, and daptomycin, and generally increased susceptibility to β-lactams in all strains of MRSA tested. The clinical significance of these findings remains unclear, but created an opportunity to genotype a unique collection of dalbavancin-resistant strains for the first time. Mutations involved genes previously associated with vancomycin…