Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 23, issue 4, P757-790 2009 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.06.001 View full text
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Thomas L. Holland, Christopher W. Woods, Maria Joyce

Abstract: This article familiarizes the clinician with the principles of bacterial susceptibility testing and reporting to facilitate communication with the clinical microbiology laboratory. As resistance continues to emerge among a wide range of clinically relevant bacteria, the complexity of this communication increases. This updated version provides an overview of the important susceptibility concerns for most commonly isolated bacterial pathogens.