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Antibiotics: 5 Myths DebunkedNov012016

An interesting article from Medscape, by Brad Spellberg, MD

Myth 1: Humans invented antibiotics in the 20th century

Myth 2: Inappropriate antibiotic use causes the development of resistance

Myth 3: To prevent resistance, patients must complete every dose of antibiotics prescribed, even after they feel better

Myth 4: When antibiotic resistance emerges, it is usually a consequence of new mutations at the site of infection

Myth 5: Cidal antibiotics result in superior clinical outcomes and less risk for emergence of resistance than do static antibiotics

What are the implications of busting these myths? – Read the full article here.

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