Clinical evaluations of cefteram pivoxil (CFTM-PI, T-2588) were carried out. The obtained results are summarized as follows. 1. Clinical responses to CFTM-PI of 39 patients with pediatric infections were excellent in 16, good in 21, fair in 1 and poor in 1. The overall efficacy rate was 94.9%. 2. Bacteriologically, eradication rates for 39 isolates presumed to be pathogens were evaluated. The eradication rates obtained were 94.1% in 17 strains of Gram-positive cocci, 90.9% in 22 strains of Gram-negative rods. 3. Side effects observed were diarrhea in 2 patients, diarrhea and abdominal pain in 1, erythema and edema in 1. The incidence was 8.7%. An abnormal value found in clinical laboratory tests was eosinophilia in 1 patient. The results suggested that CFTM-PI might be a very useful and safe drug for the treatment of pediatric infections.
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