Antibiotics in the Tropics

Antibacterial Therapy with Limited Resources

Authors: Enenkel, Sabine, Stille, Wolfgang

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International textbooks on infectious diseases and antibacterial chemotherapy are usually written for readers in North America and Europe. In many ways, they are not appropriate for the prob­ lems encountered in developing countries. This book, in contrast, intends to define the rules of antibacterial chemotherapy practised under conditions of limited resources. It is meant for everyone con­ cerned with the use of antibiotics in developing countries, includ­ ing doctors, medical assistants, pharmacists, officials in health mio­ isteries, and medical students. Throughout the book, treatment recommendations are made for 1 antibiotics from the WHO list of essential drugs. For example, em­ phasis has therefore been put upon chloramphenicol as a stable, unexpensive and widely available oral agent suitable for the treat­ ment of severe bacterial infections like septicemia and meningitis. So-called "international chemotherapy" with modem cephalospor­ ins and acylaminopenicillins has been outlined for comparison. Since it is the aim of the book to base treatment recommenda­ tions on data from developing countries, many data on the etiology of common bacterial infections in developing countries have also been included. Most of the data are from African, English-speak­ ing developing countries, but references have been made to the lit­ erature on South East Asia, India or Papua New Guinea, where appropriate. On the other hand, pertinent data were not available in every instance, so that several statements and recommendations had to be made as "best guess". The authors are aware of these imperfections and will welcome comments from the readers.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

Table of contents (38 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antibiotics in the Tropics
Book Subtitle
Antibacterial Therapy with Limited Resources
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Varlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-73276-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-73276-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-18683-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 328
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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