Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Peter Davey, Mark H. Wilcox, William Irving, and Guy Thwaites

Print publication date: Apr 2015

ISBN: 9780199689774

Publisher: Oxford University Press


The fully revised and updated seventh edition of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is an essential guide to the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy, the problem of resistance and its control through policies, antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance. It provides an aid to informed, rational prescribing for common bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections. Divided in five parts, this online resource addresses issues specific to both the developed and developing world. Part 1 discusses mechanisms of action and resistance to antibacterial, antifungal antiprotozoal, antiviral, and antiviral agents. Part 2 provides guidance about the problem of resistance, mechanisms of acquired resistance and genetics of resistance. Part 3 analyses the use of the laboratory, general principles of the treatment of infection, dosing in special groups (extremes of age, pregnancy, obesity), safe prescribing, prophylaxis and the role of policies in antimicrobial stewardship. Part 4 provides advice about the treatment of common infections. There are also chapters on the management of mycobacterial disease, viral infections, HIV/AIDS and parasitic infections, as well as analysis of the development and marketing of antimicrobial drugs.

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