TITLE

Macrolides resistance rising

AUTHOR(S)
Andresen, Margot
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/16/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 2, p159
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the antibiotics recommended by the Canadian guidelines for the treatment of pneumonia had failed due to increased resistance by Streptococcus bacteria. Donald Low, chief microbiologist in a Toronto hospital, stated that persons taking long acting macrolides had 30-50% lower resistance. The article mentions that children and HIV positive persons and others treated with penicillin risk developing resistance to macrolides.
ACCESSION #
23761052

 

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