Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis
Karl S. Drlica (Author), David S. Perlin (Author)
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: 1 edition (February 19, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131387731
- ISBN-13: 978-0131387737
The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance is a growing medical and public health emergency. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is putting us at risk of losing our ability to cure infectious diseases. Karl Drlica and David S. Perlin give an authoritative and thorough explanation of all aspects of antibiotic resistance, from the basic science to the strategies that could minimize resistance problems and extend the life spans of existing antibiotic agents. Intended as the definitive book on a major biomedical issue, Antibiotic Resistance will be required reading for investigators and serious students in microbiology, infectious disease, pharmaceutics, and public health; physicians; and students in pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine.