Flashcards in Antimicrobials Deck (3)
What are the goals of successful Ab therapy?
1. achieve effective [Ab] at the site of infection
2. Avoid toxicity to host
3. Eradicate the organism
4. Minimize resistance
5. avoid residues in food animals
What are some reasons to assess culture sensitivity of a bacteria?
1. failure of initial empirical treatment
2. serious, life threatening infection
3. possible nosocomial infection
4. relapse of infection after Ab treatment has ended
5. chronic infection