Empirical Antibiotic Therapy and Emerging Drug ResistanceChandrasekaran Venkatesh*, Thiyagarajan Suganya, Dhandapani Gunasekaran, Palanisamy Soundararajan and VN Mahalakshmi
Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry 607402, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chandrasekaran Venkatesh
Department of Pediatrics
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute
Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry 607402, India
Email: [email protected]
Received: 24/01/2013 Accepted: 14/02/2013
Antibiotics in inappropriate doses and for inappropriate pathogens without microbiological evidence and drug susceptibility testing are a rampant practice in medicine of late. Two children with different infections with resistance to first line conventional antibiotics with emphasis on inappropriate hospitalization practices and empirical therapy as probable causes of drug resistance and ways of addressing this complex issue is discussed with relevant review of literature.