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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

Cephalosporin resistance: Challenges in providing appropriate and effective treatment protocols

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Author Details : Asha B Patil, Shobha D Nadagir, Shyamala Shettar, Lakshminarayana S A, Syeda Fasiha M

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2015

Article Page : 198-200

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Empiric therapy is designed to target the microbes that are likely to exist.Appropriate choice of empiric therapy,helps limit the antibiotic consumption and decreases morbidity and mortality. Cephalosporins have often been the mainstay of these protocols. In the present study,overall resistance to antibioticswas 48.69%. Resistance to fourth generationcephalosporins ran parallel to that of third generation cephalosporins. Temporary stoppage or limiting the use of cephalosporins is indicated

Key words:Cephalosporins, Resistance, ESBl


How to cite : Patil A B, Nadagir S D, Shettar S, Lakshminarayana S A, Syeda Fasiha M, Cephalosporin resistance: Challenges in providing appropriate and effective treatment protocols. Indian J Microbiol Res 2015;2(4):198-200

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