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Barclay C. High levels of resistance to antibiotics prescribed for UTIs in children. Practitioner 2016;260 (1792):10

High levels of resistance to antibiotics prescribed for UTIs in children

25 Apr 2016Registered users

A meta-analysis has revealed significant levels of resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTI) in children. Resistance rates were highest for ampicillin and lowest for nitrofurantoin. The researchers set out to determine the prevalence of antibiotic resistant E. coli UTIs in children in a primary care setting and to quantify the relationship between prior exposure to antibiotics and subsequent bacterial resistance.

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