Growing Resistance with Antibiotics
- By Karl S. Drlica, David S. Perlin
- Published Jan 18, 2011 by FT Press. Part of the FT Press Delivers Elements series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
- Pages: 15
- Edition: 1st
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-266002-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-266002-0
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This Element is an excerpt from Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis (9780131387737) by Karl Drlica and David S. Perlin. Available in print and digital formats.
The truth behind the headlines: What antibiotic resistance is, why it’s growing, and what this means to human health.
As a global community, we have not considered antibiotics as a resource to be actively protected. Consequently, we use antibiotics in ways that directly lead to resistance. Changing those ways requires an understanding of antibiotic principles. We begin with a brief description of MRSA to illustrate a bacterial-based health problem….
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