What is it about?

It describes how the use of Tinidazole is as effective as Metronidazole in reducing the incidence of anaerobic post-operative infections

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Why is it important?

The recent reports of metronidazole-resistant anaerobes colonising the vaginal microbiome would suggest that other antimicrobials such as tinidazole and imidazole be considered instead.


Since this article was published, there have been several reports of vaginal anaerobes developing resistance to metronidazole . This makes this paper relevant even > 30 years later.

Emerita Professor Charlene WJ Africa
University of the Western Cape

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This page is a summary of: Tinidazole in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of Anaerobic Infection, Chemotherapy, July 1980, Karger Publishers,
DOI: 10.1159/000237897.
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