Flashcards in Microbiology 3 - Antimicrobial Agents 2 Deck (6)
What mnemonic can be used to help decide which antibiotic to use?
Choice depends on the:
Antimicrobial susceptibilities of the
Organism itself, as well as the
Site of infection
What is the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration and Breakpoint of an antibiotic useful for?
Working out sensitivity
MIC > breakpoint = resistant
MIC < breakpoint = sensitive
What antibiotic should be given for gram pos cocci in clusters?
What antibiotic should be given empirically for gram neg cocci?
Ceftriaxone (could be meningococcus)
What is the "eagle effect"?
Increasing the penicillin dose --> decreasing antibacterial activitity after a point