Introduction: In the era of multi-drug resistant pathogens, the adequate treatment of skin and skin structure infections remains a challenge for clinicians. Delafloxacin, with its broad spectrum against Gram-positive, Gram-negative and anaerobic organisms, represents a new therapeutic option in this setting, especially when coverage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is required in the empirical or targeted approach.Areas covered: In this drug evaluation, the Authors have reviewed the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of delafloxacin. In addition, recent data on clinical efficacy and safety from clinical trials have been included.Expert opinion: Delafloxacin represents an attractive therapeutic option due to a broad antimicrobial and favorable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile. Several in vitro studies have demonstrated the low potential for resistance selection if used in empirical regimens. Delafloxacin is a promising candidate for the treatment of Gram-positive infections, especially if co-infection with other pathogens is suspected. This is because of the very low MIC of the agent for Gram-positive (including MRSA) and anaerobic bacteria and because of the wide spectrum of activity against Gram-negative organisms. For these interesting microbiological and PK/PD characteristics we expect future uses of this drug in other indications such as diabetic foot infection, osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, abdominal infections and central nervous system infections.
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