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Antimicrobial Agents (Antibiotics)

  • Elisabeth PresterlEmail author
  • Magda Diab-El SchahawiEmail author
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
  • Helga Paula
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
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Abstract

Antimicrobial agents (antibiotics and antifungal agents) are active against bacteria or fungi. Antiviral agents are active against viruses. Commonly the antimicrobial agents work specifically against some types of bacteria, fungi or viruses.

Keywords

Antibiotics Antifungal agents Bacterial resistance 

Further Readings

  1. Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ. Mandell, Douglas and Benett’s principles and practice of infectious diseases (Expert Consult Premium Edition–Enhanced Online Features and Print), 8th ed. Oxford: Elsevier; 2014. ISBN-10: 1455748013. ISBN-13: 978-1455748013.Google Scholar
  2. Jorgensen JH, Pfaller MA, Carroll KC. The manual of clinical microbiology bundle (Print and Digital Edition), 11th ed. ASM Press: Chicago; 2015. ISBN-10: 1555817378. ISBN-13: 978-1555817374.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Presterl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Magda Diab-El Schahawi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
    • 1
  • Helga Paula
    • 1
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hygiene and Infection ControlMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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