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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: June 2020

Chapter 40 - Infections

from Part 11 - Infections and Other Important Topics

Summary

Choice of antibiotic should be dictated by spectrum of activity, tissue penetration, potency and cost, and local patterns of infection. While advising prescribers to check with their local microbiologist or use their smartphone formulary app, the author describes the most common infectious disease presentations, and the first- and second-line antibiotic therapy based on national guidelines.

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