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Antibiotics in the Tropics

Antibacterial Therapy with Limited Resources

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Sabine Enenkel, Wolfgang Stille
      Pages 1-2
  3. Principles of Antibiotic Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Sabine Enenkel, Wolfgang Stille
      Pages 5-25
    3. Sabine Enenkel, Wolfgang Stille
      Pages 26-33
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      Pages 34-38
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      Pages 39-40
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      Pages 41-44
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      Pages 45-48
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      Pages 49-50
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      Pages 51-52
  4. Treatment of Infections and Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Sabine Enenkel, Wolfgang Stille
      Pages 55-70
    3. Sabine Enenkel, Wolfgang Stille
      Pages 71-80
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      Pages 81-82
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      Pages 83-104
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      Pages 282-283
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 322-328

About this book

Introduction

International textbooks on infectious diseases and antibacterial chemotherapy are usually written for readers in North America and Europe. In many ways, they are not appropriate for the prob­ lems encountered in developing countries. This book, in contrast, intends to define the rules of antibacterial chemotherapy practised under conditions of limited resources. It is meant for everyone con­ cerned with the use of antibiotics in developing countries, includ­ ing doctors, medical assistants, pharmacists, officials in health mio­ isteries, and medical students. Throughout the book, treatment recommendations are made for 1 antibiotics from the WHO list of essential drugs. For example, em­ phasis has therefore been put upon chloramphenicol as a stable, unexpensive and widely available oral agent suitable for the treat­ ment of severe bacterial infections like septicemia and meningitis. So-called "international chemotherapy" with modem cephalospor­ ins and acylaminopenicillins has been outlined for comparison. Since it is the aim of the book to base treatment recommenda­ tions on data from developing countries, many data on the etiology of common bacterial infections in developing countries have also been included. Most of the data are from African, English-speak­ ing developing countries, but references have been made to the lit­ erature on South East Asia, India or Papua New Guinea, where appropriate. On the other hand, pertinent data were not available in every instance, so that several statements and recommendations had to be made as "best guess". The authors are aware of these imperfections and will welcome comments from the readers.

Keywords

AIDS Buruli ulcer antibiotics antimicrobial bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections fungal infection infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases infective endocarditis respiratory infection

Authors and affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73276-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18683-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73276-8
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