Analysis finds besifloxacin effective against polymicrobial infections

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – An evaluation of outcomes data from three clinical trials showed that 17% of patients had polybacterial ophthalmic infections at baseline, and that treatment with besifloxacin resulted in eradication rates of 90% or higher.
The analysis reported here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting involved 1,041 subjects (mean age 33 years) with culture-confirmed conjunctivitis. According to the abstract, 83% were infected with two species, 15% were infected with three, and 2% were infected with four. The most common species was

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