broad-spectrum antibiotic

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broad-spectrum antibiotic

[¦brȯd ¦spek·trəm ‚ant·i·bī′äd·ik]
(microbiology)
An antibiotic that is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial species.
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To control the symptoms of cystitis, the patient underwent multiple treatments with broadspectrum antibiotics during this 9-year period.
The patient was firstly treated with broadspectrum antibiotics.
parapsilosis endocarditis present in this patient included in situ haemodialysis catheter, probable pre-existing chronic valve disease, admission broadspectrum antibiotics, and immunosuppression mediated by HIV and renal failure.
difficile rates were being driven by the widespread use of broadspectrum antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin.
Despite prompt surgical debridement and the administration of broadspectrum antibiotics, septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction ensued.
Culture identification of the pathogen should point to changing from broadspectrum antibiotics to more narrowspectrum regimens to avoid development of resistance.