Knowing when to stop antibiotic therapy

Angus J Thompson, Ivan Bindoff and Andrew C Stafford
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00249
Published online: 15 June 2015

To the Editor: The recent article by Gilbert usefully drew attention to the the harms that can arise from unnecessarily long courses of antibiotics.1 It was of particular interest that she highlighted the misconception that resistance will emerge if a course of treatment is not completed.

  • Angus J Thompson1
  • Ivan Bindoff1
  • Andrew C Stafford2

  • 1 University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.
  • 2 Curtin University, Perth, WA.


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