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Clin Infect Dis. 1995 May;20(5):1158-62.

Treatment of Legionella pneumophila lung abscess with clindamycin.

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Department of Medicine, St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Abstract

Clindamycin was used to successfully treat a lung abscess caused by Legionella pneumophila. The activity of clindamycin, erythromycin, and rifampin against cell-associated growth of L. pneumophila in human monocytes was determined by broth time-kill methodology. More killing of cell-associated growth of L. pneumophila was achieved with clindamycin than with erythromycin. Synergy with rifampin was demonstrated with both erythromycin and clindamycin.

PMID:
7619992
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/20.5.1158
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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