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The Challenge and Opportunity of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship in Low Resource Settings

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Iroh Tam, Pui-Ying ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3682-8892 (2020) 'The Challenge and Opportunity of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship in Low Resource Settings'. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol 66, Issue 1, pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

When penicillin was first discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, by the time of its distribution for therapeutic use in the 1940s for treatment of such diseases as syphilis, an almost incurable disease appeared now to be curable. Indeed, for a disease that had for decades been treated with inorganic mercury salts and arsenic compounds, there was optimism that drugs used for so long ‘without any indications of an increased incidence of arsenic-resistant infections, … gives grounds for hoping that the widespread use of penicillin will equally not result in an increasing incidence of infections resistant to penicillin

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 330 Drug therapy
WS Pediatrics > WS 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Programme (MLW)
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmz079
Depositing User: Marie Hatton
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 15:42
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 12:03
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/13709

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