- Anticipated need for intravenous antibiotic therapy of 5 days or longer.
- Patients known or suspected to have a complicated skin and skin structure infection.
Complicated skin/skin structure infection includes infections either involving deeper
soft tissue or requiring significant surgical intervention or a significant underlying
disease state (such as diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral
neuropathy, lower venous insufficiency) that complicates response to treatment.
Other inclusion applies
- Patients with any concomitant condition that, in the opinion of the investigator,
would preclude an evaluation of a response or make it unlikely that the contemplated
course of therapy could be completed.
- Patients with severely impaired arterial blood supply and insufficiency such that the
likelihood of amputation of the infected anatomical site within one month is likely.
- Infected diabetic foot ulcers or decubitus ulcers where the infection is present for
greater than one week's duration or chronically infected decubitus ulcers in patients
who can not be compliant with measures necessary for chronic wound healing.
- Necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene.
Other exclusion applies.