Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens in Ear, Nose, and Throat Infections

  • Itzhak Brook
Chapter

Abstract

The management of ear, nose, and throat infections requires an accurate clinical and bacteriological diagnosis, followed by an initial empiric antimicrobial therapy that may be adjusted once the identification of the causative organisms is available. The increasing antimicrobial resistance of many bacterial pathogens has made the treatment of these infections more challenging. This chapter presents the microbiology, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial therapy of resistant acute and chronic head and neck infections pathogens.

Keywords

Antibiotic resistance Multidrug-resistant organisms Head and neck infections 

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  • Itzhak Brook
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsGeorgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineGeorgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA

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