oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - The comparative in vitro activities of three quinolones against clinical Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates
Upper and lower respiratory tract infections are increasingly being treated with fluoroquinolones. Unfortunately these agents are not always utilised in an appropriate manner, i.e. in patients allergic to first line agents or where they have failed, or in patients infected with a resistant strain, etc. Their broad spectrum, that includes atypical pathogens, makes them an all too often popular, albeit an inappropriate, first line choice.
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