Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Low-Income and Developing Countries

  title={Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Low-Income and Developing Countries},
  author={Usman Hadi and Erni P Kolopaking and Widjoseno Gardjito and Inge C. Gyssens and Pj van den Broek},
The threat to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance of bacteria is a worldwide and ever growing problem related to the use of antibiotics as is demonstrated by numerous examples of which some are discussed in this review. Resistant bacteria emerge by the selective pressure of antibiotics. Information about antibiotic use in developing countries is limited. We found quantitative data about 15 low-income and developing countries, and data about the appropriateness of antibiotic use of 3… CONTINUE READING

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