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Accession Number PB2014-100124
Title Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 114p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Antimicrobial resistance is one of our most serious health threats. Infections from resistant bacteria are now too common, and some pathogens have even become resistant to multiple types or classes of antibiotics (antimicrobials used to treat bacterial infections). The loss of effective antibiotics will undermine our ability to fight infectious diseases and manage the infectious complications common in vulnerable patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, dialysis for renal failure, and surgery, especially organ transplantation, for which the ability to treat secondary infections is crucial.
Keywords Antibiotic resistance
Bacteria
Disease
Drugs
Health threat
Infections
Infectious diseases
Morbidity
Mortality
Pathogens
Prevention
Treatment
United States


 
Source Agency Centers for Disease Control
NTIS Subject Category 57K - Microbiology
57Q - Pharmacology & Pharmacological Chemistry
57F - Cytology, Genetics, & Molecular Biology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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