Antimicrobials Against Fastidious Gram‐negative Rods

Abstract

Neisseria meningitides, N. gonorrhoeae, Haemophilus influenzae, Brucella spp, Bordetella spp and Legionella spp are bacterial pathogens which can cause serious disease in humans. N. meningitides, for instance, is one of the commonest causes of bacterial meningitis. These bacteria can become resistant to antimicrobials by a variety of mechanisms and this is likely to impact on future management of infections caused by these organisms.

Keywords: antibiotic resistance; clinical role; treatment in Neisseriaspp; Haemophilus influenzae

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Sefton, Armine M(Apr 2001) Antimicrobials Against Fastidious Gram‐negative Rods. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001999]