Novel Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Department of Pharmacology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Inderpal Kaur
Department of Pharmacology
GMC Amritsar, Punjab
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 09, 2016; Accepted date: August 04, 2016; Published date: August 08, 2016
Citation: Kaur I (2016) Novel Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. J Infect Dis Ther 4: 292. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000292
Copyright: © 2016 Kaur I. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Infectious diseases form the major health-care burden for the developing world and antimicrobials prove to be the magical drugs to combat this. The discovery of antimicrobial agents was boon for the global health-care system and the wonderful cure by antimicrobials shifted the disease trends from infectious to life-style diseases in the developed world. Sudden appearance of the antimicrobial resistance hampered the whole success; and this situation is further complicated by the dry pipeline of antimicrobial development. Now, this is heading the world towards the “preantibiotic” era. The development of new antimicrobials is not able to match pace with the speedily growing antimicrobial resistance. Development of new active pharmaceutical principles is a difficult and costly practice. The other approach to achieve the same is by rejuvenating the existing antimicrobials. These contemporary novel approaches include bacteriophage therapy, fecal microbiota transplantation, antimicrobial peptides, combination drug therapy and antimicrobial adjuvants to combat antimicrobial resistance forms the main stay of discussion of this article.