Emerging problems of antibiotic resistance in community medicine

Parasakthi, N. (1996) Emerging problems of antibiotic resistance in community medicine. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 18 (1). pp. 9-13. ISSN 0126-8635

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Abstract

Emergence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria associated with community acquired infections has made the choice of empirical therapy more difficult and more expensive. The problems due to possible spread of MRSA to the community, emergence of penicillin resistance in S. pneumoniae, ampicillin resistance in H. influenzae, and multiresistance among common enteric pathogens are highlighted. Bacteria have a remarkable ability to develop resistance to many of the newly synthesized antimicrobial agents but the appropriate use of antibiotics will delay and in many cases prevent the emergence of resistance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Medicine/trends; Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 01:35
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 01:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1485

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