Complications of antibiotic therapy.

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Complications of antibiotic therapy.

Med Clin North Am. 2013 Jul;97(4):667-79

Authors: Wright J, Paauw DS

Antibiotics have greatly changed the practice of medicine for the better. Many infections commonly treated in the outpatient setting with antibiotics (eg, urinary tract infections, streptococcal pharyngitis), which previously caused significant morbidity and mortality, are now typically benign. However, with antibiotic therapy come side effects, ranging in severity from mild nausea to life-threatening cytopenias. This article highlights important complications of antibiotic therapy that may be encountered by outpatient providers. Side effects by system are discussed, and a few important drug-specific complications and important drug-drug interactions highlighted.

PMID: 23809719 [PubMed - in process]

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