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Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong

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Abstract

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.

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  • Authors: SJ Dancer
  • Keywords: Antibiotics; Prescribing; Antimicrobial resistance; Virulence; Infection
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