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FDA Approves First-In-Class Antibiotic to Treat Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

The FDA has approved Xenleta (lefamulin; Nabriva Therapeutics) for the treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) caused by the following susceptible microorganisms: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible isolates), Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydophila pneumoniae.

MRI of meningitis

Good Outcomes in Bacterial Meningitis and CSF Leakage

Bacterial meningitis in patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage has a high recurrence rate but a generally favorable outcome, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. CSF leakage is a risk factor for bacterial meningitis. Anatomic defects of the skull caused by congenital abnormalities that allow contiguous spread of infection from ear and…

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