Sunday, March 23, 2014

US children more infected by drug-resistant bacteria

As per a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society it has been found that lately there is a rise in infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant among U.S. kids. Though it is not very common yet but the bacteria are affecting children of all ages specifically between 1-5 years old. This situation is also raising questions about declining treatment options. Further the authors have suggested that doctors should be very careful while treating kids suffering from infections and even should get the cultures for suspected bacterial infections, this will help them determine and treat kids in a better way. The head researcher, Latania K. Logan, MD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, explains, “These antibiotic-resistant bacteria have traditionally been found in health care settings but are increasingly being found in the community, in people who have not had a significant history of health care exposure. In our study, though previous medical histories of the subjects were unknown, 51.3 percent of the children presented in the outpatient or ambulatory setting.”

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