European Journal of Clinical Microbiology

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 502–503 | Cite as

Antibiotic interaction: Interpretation of fractional inhibitory and fractional bactericidal concentration indices

  • A. M. Horrevorts
  • M. F. Michel
  • K. F. Kerrebijn
Letters to the Editor

Keywords

Internal Medicine Concentration Index Antibiotic Interaction Fractional Bactericidal Concentration 

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Copyright information

© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Horrevorts
    • 1
  • M. F. Michel
    • 1
  • K. F. Kerrebijn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial TherapyErasmus UniversityDR RotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory Diseases in ChildrenErasmus UniversityDR RotterdamThe Netherlands

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