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Medicina interna de México

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ISAIAS-CAMACHO, Jorge O; SALINAS-LEZAMA, Erika; RODRIGUEZ-WEBER, Federico Leopoldo  and  DIAZ-GREENE, Enrique. Rational prescription of antibiotics: an urgent conduct. Med. interna Méx. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.5, pp.762-770. ISSN 0186-4866.

Antibiotic therapy has been a revolutionary way of seeing and practicing medicine. Regarding to its existence, millions of lives have been saved throughout history. Nevertheless, nowadays a vital topic is emerging: antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance threatens the future of what once was the cure for a lot of many deadly diseases and now represents a challenge for all healthcare professionals. Antibiotic resistance is not a new concept, but the amount of resistant bacteria to certain antibiotics, geographical changes and locations affected with antibiotic resistance and broad-spectrum resistance is currently quickly increasing. There are more than fifteen antibiotic families whose mechanisms of action are involved in basic physiological and metabolic features of different bacteria. Of none of the latter has escaped any antibiotic.

Keywords : Antibiotic; Antibiotic resistance.

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