About half of individuals diagnosed with medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) are multiple myeloma (MM) patients, and most are treated using antibiotics for long-term courses. The penicillin group is recommended as the empiric drug of choice, and quinolones, metronidazole, clindamycin, doxycycline, and erythromycin as alternatives. This paper suggests the macrolide clarithromycin as the empiric antibiotic therapy of MRONJ in MM patients because of its better pharmacologic properties in comparison to erythromycin, and the beneficial effect of this agent in MM. This empiric antibiotic regimen should be later adjusted according to the response and findings of the microbial cultures.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Sep 2018|
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- Antimicrobial agents
- Oral medicine