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सोमवार, 12 जून 2017

Alarming rise in children's resistance to antibiotics

Alarming rise in children's resistance to antibiotics
- "Resistance levels are so high among neonates (less than a month old) and pediatric patients that the government should at least track sale and use of some high-end antibiotics like colistin and vancomycin," said Dr Dharmapalan.

The study, published in the March edition of the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, looked at 50,545 reports of blood culture conducted across India's neonatal and pediatric ICUs over 15 years. "Almost a third of these samples had microbes, with staphylococcus aureus and klebsiella pneumoniae being the most common," said Dr Yewale, former president of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. The review found staphylococcus aureus was resistant to most first-line antibiotics like erythromycin (53% of the cases).