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Unformatted text preview: or if host immune system malfunctioning. • s, sulfonamides, erythromycin, lincomycin. OBJECTIVE 5: OBJECTIVE • Identify factors that can contribute to the development of resistant bacterial strains. One Example of Resistance One Resistance: Resistance: the ability of a microorganism previously sensitive to an the antimicrobial agent to withstand the effects of that drug. antimicrobial • Resistance develops if: – Antiinfectives used in less than adequate doses. • Blood levels should be maintained by taking doses according to schedule whether oral or parenteral. – Treatment quit too soon. • Patient compliance often poor as they begin to feel better. – Antiinfective given unnecessarily Antiinfective given Antiinfective given unnecessarily unnecessarily • Treatment of untreatable infections – measles, mumps, chicken pox, and at least 90% of upper respiratory infections • Treating "fever". – Short duration - usually upper respiratory infection. –...
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