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• s, sulfonamides, erythromycin, lincomycin. OBJECTIVE 5:
• Identify factors that can contribute to the
development of resistant bacterial
strains. One Example of Resistance
the ability of a microorganism previously sensitive to an
antimicrobial agent to withstand the effects of that drug.
antimicrobial • Resistance develops if:
– Antiinfectives used in less than adequate
• 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
• 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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- Spring '14