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in which pop is mycoplasma most likely to cause pneumonia?
younger than 65
common causes of CAP?
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Moraxella catarrhalis (m-cat)
Hemophilus influenzae (h-flu)
mycoplasma
most likely organism for elderly pop pneumonia?
Streptococcus pneumoniae
3 types of adverse reactions to antibiotics
1. allergic reactions
2. biologic issues: overgrowth
3. toxic side effects
what is the spectrum of activity?
all the organisms that an antibiotics cover.
how is penecillin G given?
IV or IM
what does MRSA mean clinically?
lit. methicillin-resistant staph aureus

but MRSA is used to mean resistant to any of: methicillin, nafcillin, oxacillin
what is deescalation?
switching to a more specific antibiotic after you get the results from a C+S.
what are commensal organisms?
those organisms that are living on us but are not causing disease
bacteria have what kinds of ribosome subunits?
30S and 50S
humans have what kinds of ribosome subunits?
40S and 60S