Farewell, Chloramphenicol? Is this True?: A Review | Abstract

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Farewell, Chloramphenicol? Is this True?: A Review

Abstract

Chloramphenicol has remained as a potent broad spectrum antibiotic over decades and due to its side effects its usage has been limited. In an era of increasing resistance to many antibacterial agents, chloramphenicol might have a role in the treatment of intra abdominal infections and respiratory tract infections caused by multi drug-resistant pathogens. This review article focuses on the spectrum of activity of chloramphenicol, mechanism of action , side effects , its parentral and oral use, its resistance mechanisms, toxicity elucidated by enteric pathogens against it and also on the possibility of its therapeutic use in treatment of multi - drug resistant bacterial infections.

Madhavan HN and Bagyalakshmi R

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