Uses of penicillin.

Mellon justjohn at worldnet.att.net
Fri Jun 4 13:35:36 EST 1999

The drug of choice for Neisseria gonorrhoeae has been ceftriaxone for many
years, not penicillin. We are now seeing ceftriaxone resistance, although
not all that common in the US yet. As for Strep pneumo, I'm seeing between
35 and 50% resistance to penicillin. A beta strep throat infection is caused
by Strep pyogenes, not pneumoniae. Penicillin is still the drug of choice
for these infections.
    Please do a little homework before providing the group with incorrect

Staphman wrote in message <7ign0s$jkh$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>...
>Penicillin is still the drug of choice for the following infections:
>SyphillisGonorrhoea (provided the organism is not a penicillinase producer)
>Tonsilitis and throat infections due to B-haemolytic streptococciPneumonia
>due to Str. pneumoniae (although penicillin resistant strains are on the
>increase)Staphylococcal and infections caused by Gram negative rods are
>better treated with semi-synthetic penicillin derivatives (although this
>be a bit of a generalisation and antibiotic susceptibility testing should
>performed to determine sensitivity.This list is by no means comprehensive
>and text books should be consulted e.g. "Topley and Wilson's"In article
><374AF9BB.94816F8A at home.com>, jc <jceb1 at home.com> wrote:> Could anyone
>here name all, or some, known infections or diseases, that> are better
>with straight penicillin, versus it's more> sophisticated derivatives ? Tks
>for taking the time. Know a site that > can help me ?>
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