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What are the general principles of Antibiotic Therapy?
1. the compound should inhibit the growth of bacteria without harming the host. 2. penetrate body tissues in order to reach the bacteria.
What is the known pathogen?
The antimicrobial selected will have the greatest activity with the least toxicities at the lowest cost.
What is the suspected pathogen?
The antibiotic selected should cover the most common pathogen suggested by presentation, epidemiology, and severity.
What is MIC?
Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations-the lowest concentration of antibiotic which prevents the growth of the culture. SIR
What is MBC?
concentration that kills 99.9% of inoculum, lowest concentration that yields no growth of the organism.