PETER C. FUCHS, M.D.
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To the editor: In the recent exchange of views on antibiotics for bacteroides sepsis between Drs. Kagnoff and Armstrong and Drs. Goodman and Bodner (Ann Intern Med 75:316-317, 1971) the latter concluded: "Perhaps the most salient conclusions for the reader to draw from this exchange are that bacteroides should not be assumed to be susceptible to any antimicrobial agent. . . ." Although one cannot argue with this or their other conclusions, I should like to suggest an additional conclusion that I think is even more salient: each hospital should summarize at periodic intervals the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of the
FUCHS PC. Bacteroides, Other Nosocomial Bacteria, and Antibiotics. Ann Intern Med. ;75:974. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-974_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):974.
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