A patient has a staphylococcal infection of the blood; a septicemia – very serio

A patient has a staphylococcal infection of the blood; a septicemia – very serio

A patient has a staphylococcal infection of the blood; a septicemia – very serious and possibly deadly. As the doctor, you would like to prescribe a relatively non-toxic and inexpensive drug out of the cephalosporin family. However, if the patient harbors a strain of Staphylococcus that is resistant to a variety of antibiotics, you would prefer to use vancomycin– which is highly effective against Staphylococcus. Why is the cephalosporin drug preferred for use over the vancomycin?
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