AccessMedicine's Case of the Week: Chemotherapy of Microbial Diseases: Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other β-Lactam Antibiotics

From: Workbook and Casebook for Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

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A 43-year-old man is treated with the third-generation cephalosporin, ceftazidime, for an infection with Pseudomonas.

  1. What is the therapeutic distinction in the different generations of cephalosporin antibiotics?
  2. Why was this man treated with ceftazidime? 

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education