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An antiviral mechanism of action. Bacterocidal
antiviral mechanism of action. Bacteriostatic
Slows the growth of bacteria
Anti-infective drugs are classified by their...
- usceptible organisms, chemical structures, and
- mechanisms of action
Resistant to most certain antibiotics.
60% these infection resistant to penicillen
Most often acquired in a hospital
infection occurs in pt's with weakened immune systems
Therapy options are limited
Found in wounds/pressure ulcers in hospitals and nursing homes
Pt's with weakened immune systems most at risk
95% of these srains are E faecium
vancomcin only antiobiotic effective
occur when antibiotic kill's host's normal flora.
additional sace becomes available for pathogens to grow