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ation antibiotic therapy (using more than one drug at a time) may be preferable to monotherapy (using one drug) because physicians want to "maximize the chance that the organism is sensitive to at least one of them," Dr. Pop-Vicas said. "Starting to treat an infection with inadequate therapy is associated with a worse outcome than using adequate therapy from the start," she added. Once the bacterium's drug resistance is known, the therapy can be adjusted accordingly.

"We need to learn more about ways to prevent the spread of multidrug resistance," said Dr. Pop-Vicas. "What everybody wants to avoid is having an infection with an MDR bacteria resistant to all the antibiotics currently available."


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Source:Infectious Diseases Society of America


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