Resistance to ceftaroline - 2018 review

  • Rafał Ślusarczyk Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
  • Ada Bielejewska Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce,
  • Arkadiusz Bociek Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
  • Martyna Bociek Faculty of Medical Science, Higher School of Economics, Law and Medical Science of Professor Edward Lipiński, Kielce, Poland
Keywords: Antibiotic, Antibiotic resistance, MRSA, Resistant strains, Ceftaroline-resistant


Ceftaroline is a new fifth generation cephalosporin, active mostly against Gram-positive cocci, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). It is used in treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, community acquired respiratory tract infections and methicillin-resistant S. aureus bacteremia. The main resistance mechanisms of bacteria to β-lactam antibiotics, including ceftaroline, are mutations in PBP2a, PBP3 and PBP4. Clinically significant resistance has been noted among both archived and newly-isolated strains in a laboratory test using serial passages. Ceftaroline-resistant strains have also been found in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis, ventilator-associated pneumonia and infectious endocarditis. Irresponsible antibiotic treatment using ceftaroline or other antibiotics (due to a possibility of a cross-resistance) can lead to the spread of ceftaroline resistance and, consequently, its loss of value.



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How to Cite
Ślusarczyk, R., Bielejewska, A., Bociek, A., & Bociek, M. (2018). Resistance to ceftaroline - 2018 review. European Journal of Biological Research, 8(3), 112-120. Retrieved from
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