ANTIBIOTICS CHOICES FOR COMMON INFECTIONS

What is Antibiotics?

Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are medications that used to treat or prevent bacterial infections in human.
Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight certain infections and can save lives when used properly.
They either stop bacteria (bacteriostatic)
from reproducing or destroy them. (bactericidal

The word antibiotic means “against life.” Any drug
that kills germs in your body is technically an
antibiotic. But most people use the term when
they’re talking about medicine that is meant to kill
bacteria.

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Book Info :
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Thank you to the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Team (Drs
Best, Lennon, Voss, Webb and Wilson
), Starship Children’s Health, Dr Rosemary
Ikram
, Clinical Microbiologist, Christchurch, and Associate Professor Mark Thomas,
Infectious Diseases Specialist, School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland, for
expert review and comment on this resource.
Source : www.bpac.org.nz/antibiotics
Edition : 2017
Pages : 40 (including cover)
Chapters :
Respiratory

  • COPD – acute exacerbations
  • Pertussis (Whooping cough)
  • Pneumonia – adult
  • Pneumonia – child

Ear, nose and throat

  • Otitis externa – acute
  • Otitis media
  • Sinusitis – acute
  • Sore throat – including pharyngitis and tonsillitis
    Eyes

    • Conjunctivitis

    Dental –

    • Dental abscess
  • Prophylaxis of infective endocarditis prior to invasive
  • dental procedures

CNS –

  • Meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia

Skin –

  • Bites – human and animal
  • Diabetic foot infections
  • Boils
  • Impetigo
  • Cellulitis
  • Mastitis

Gastrointestinal

  • Campylobacter enterocolitis
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Giardiasis
  • Salmonella enterocolitis

Genito-urinary

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Chlamydia
  • Urethritis – acute non-specific
  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Urinary tract infection – adult
  • Urinary tract infection – child
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Urinary tract infection – pyelonephritis

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