Teicoplanin

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In medicine and pharmacology, teicoplanin is a "glycopeptide antibiotic complex from Actinoplanes teichomyceticus active against Gram-positive bacteria. It consists of five major components each with a different fatty acid moiety."[1][2]

Other glycopeptide antibiotics include vancomycin and dalbavancin.

Teicoplanin can be used to treat pseudomembranous enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile.[3]

References

  1. Anonymous (2015), Teicoplanin (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Finch RG, Eliopoulos GM (March 2005). "Safety and efficacy of glycopeptide antibiotics". J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 55 Suppl 2: ii5–13. DOI:10.1093/jac/dki004. PMID 15750036. Research Blogging.
  3. Smith GC (April 1995). "What can consultation-liaison psychiatry contribute to psychosomatic research?". J Psychosom Res 39 (3): 247–50. PMID 7636768[e]