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Antimicrobials<sup>1</sup>

Lynn L. Estes and John W. Wilson

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0002

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Antimicrobials1

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Antimicrobials include the following agents: antibacterials (eg, penicillins, cephalosporins), antifungals (eg, acyclovir, amandtadine), antivirals (eg, azoles, polyenes), and antimycobacterials (eg, isoniazid, rifabutin). Specific agents, mechanisms of action, spectrums of activity, toxicities, and major routes of elimination are discussed for all antimicrobial classes.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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