Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology Home 

Year : 2000  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55--61

Antimicrobial resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens

R Kanungo, A Kumar, S Bhattacharya 
 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 605 006

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R Kanungo
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 605 006

ABSTRACT: Changing patter of antibiotic resistance among common respiratory pathogens is being noticed worldwide. Unresponsiveness to penicillin and resistance to erythromycin have been reported among cases with Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis. Streptococcus Pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae remain the two most common cause of bacterial pneumonia in children, beyond the newborn period. Staphylococcus aureus also contributes to the etiology in a small percentage of cases. All these organisms have acquired resistance to the commonly used antibiotics to varying degrees in the developed as well as developing countries. To provide optimal management for the child with respiratory tract infection, a knowledge of prevalence and mechanisms of resistance to standard antibiotics is necessary.

How to cite this article:
Kanungo R, Kumar A, Bhattacharya S. Antimicrobial resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens.Indian J Med Microbiol 2000;18:55-61

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Kanungo R, Kumar A, Bhattacharya S. Antimicrobial resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2019 Nov 11 ];18:55-61
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