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Antibacterial Therapy

Bacteriology

General Epidemiology, Transmission, and Therapy

  1. Ian M. Gould BSc, PhD, MBChB, FRCPE, FRCPath Consultant Microbiologist, Honorary Full Professor of Microbiology1,2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0018

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Gould, I. M. 2010. Antibacterial Therapy. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Department of Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen, UK

  2. 2

    University of Trnava, Epidemiology and Public Health, Slovakia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Philosophy of Antibacterial Use
  • 2
    Classification of Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Use
  • 3
    Agents Acting on Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
  • 4
    Other Cell Wall Active Agents
  • 5
    Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis
  • 6
    Inhibitors of Bacterial Nucleic Acid Synthesis
  • 7
    Agents that Act on the Bacterial Cell Membrane
  • 8
    Laboratory Control of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • 9
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • antibacterial therapy;
  • antibacterial use philosophy;
  • antimicrobial agents for treatment and prophylaxis;
  • antibacterial agents in clinical use;
  • penicillins-classification and spectrum of activity;
  • glycopeptide antibiotics;
  • bacterial protein synthesis inhibitors;
  • agents, acting on bacterial cell membrane