Background: To compare the monotherapy of tigecycline with vancomycin-aztreonam in hospitalized patients from India and Taiwan with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs). Methods: Safety and efficacy data were analyzed for Indian (n = 86) and Taiwanese (n = 41) patients hospitalized with cSSSIs who participated in two international Phase 3, randomized, double-blind studies. Results: Patients were treated for 5-14 days. Cure rates at the test-of-cure assessment (12-92 days post-therapy) were generally similar between tigecycline and vancomycin-aztreonam in the clinically evaluable populations (India, 83.3% vs. 75.8%; Taiwan, 78.6% vs. 90%) and in the clinical modified intent-to-treat populations (India, 78.6% vs. 66.7%; Taiwan, 73.3% vs. 75.0%). Nausea and vomiting occurred more frequently with tigecycline, but overall safety and tolerability were comparable between the two treatments. Conclusions: Tigecycline monotherapy is a safe and effective therapy for cSSSIs in geographically distinct populations in Asia.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases