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Pathol Biol (Paris). 2002 Nov;50(9):513-5.

[In vivo activity of amoxicillin in a non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae rabbit endocarditis experimental model].

[Article in French]

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Laboratoire d'antibiologie, Faculté de Médecine, 1, rue Gaston-Veil, 44035, Nantes, France.


The mortality of non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae endocarditis is high (27%). One explanation could be tolerance to amoxicillin. The aim of this work was to evaluate in vivo the tolerance phenomenon, in a rabbit endocarditis experimental model. Two strains of non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae were compared: a tolerant one and a non-tolerant one. EACH ANIMAL WAS RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS: no treatment, continuous infusion of amoxicillin simulating 200 mg/kg/24 h in humans, or fractionated infusion of amoxicillin simulating 66 mg/kg/8 h in humans. Surviving bacteria were counted in vegetations after one or three days of treatment. The 24 h fractionated amoxicillin infusion was more efficacious on the non-tolerant strain than on the tolerant strain. On the tolerant strain, 24 h amoxicillin was more efficacious as a continuous infusion than as a fractionated one.

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