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Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong

  Antibiotics were one of the most important discoveries last century. As with all drugs, however, they are associated with adverse effects. This article reviews how inappropriate antibiotic prescribing not only fails to cure an infected patient; it may encourage overgrowth of resistant pathogens that ultimately threaten future management of sepsis.

  • Type:

    Review

  • Date:

    25 October 2016

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    QR180 Immunology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616 Diseases

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Dancer, S. J. (2016). Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong. The Journal. 10(2), 62-71

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Keywords

Antibiotics; Prescribing; Antimicrobial resistance; Virulence; Infection

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