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Vitamin ‘C1’ – cefazolin, cephalexin and cephalothin unpacked

These so-called first generation cephalosporins (C1) remain important agents for skin, soft tissue and urinary tract infections due to susceptible organisms and for surgical prophylaxis.  Increases in community acquired MRSA in some regions may lead to a different empiric choice for skin/soft tissue infection (e.g. doxycycline or trimethoprim+sulphamethoxazole).  Local cumulative antibiograms should also be examined to […]