Macrolides resistance rising

Andresen, Margot
January 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/16/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 2, p159
Academic Journal
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.


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