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Dawn of the post-antibiotic age?

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:615
  1. N Brown

    Hospital acquired infection received considerable press coverage after the diagnosis of severe cases of soft tissue infection caused by group A ß haemolytic streptococci (the “flesh eating killer bug”). This World in Action documentary considered some of the more important causes of infection seen in hospitals, emphasising the role of organisms resistant to first line antibiotics.

    A series of narratives told of a newborn baby who had died of an infection due to a resistant Klebsiella sp, a man with a vascular graft infected with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus who had to have his leg amputated, …

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