Macrolide use and antibiotic resistance

Stapleton, F. Bruder
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p650
Academic Journal
The article presents a summary of a study on the macrolide use and antibiotic resistance as well as its commentary. Results of the study show that the two macrolides commonly used for treating respiratory infections, azithromycin and clarithromycin, caused macrolide-resistant streptococci in healthy volunteers. Moreover, azithromycin initially caused greater proportion of macrolide-resistant streptococci than clarithromycin.


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