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August 10, 2011

Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics

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Author Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (

JAMA. 2011;306(6):657-658. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1131

The proper use of antibiotics has never been more important than today, when antibiotic-resistant organisms limit the ability to treat, and treatment with antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance, superinfections including Clostridium difficile colitis, and toxicities such as acute kidney injury, metabolic disorders, and myelosuppression. This textbook is an admirable reference source on these problems, which are part of the daily practice of every infectious diseases consultant.

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