Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(03 KLSZ)

Lege Artis Medicinae

MARCH 30, 1994

[The increasing threat of antibiotic resistance: implications for antibiotic prescribing in community practice]

ROBERT Sutherland

[Infectious diseases caused by bacteria have been treated successfully by antibiotic therapy for the past half century, and a diversity of antibacterial agents with widely differing mechanisms of action has been developed by the pharmaceutical industry. However the selective pressure of antibiotic usage has inevitably led to the isolation of resistant bacteria and the rate of emergence of antibiotic resistance appears to be increasing rapidly, reducing the effectiveness of existing agents.... tovább »