Research Article| Volume 1, ISSUE 3, P585-597, September 1981

Antimicrobial Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

  • Vincent F. Garagusi
    Corresponding author: Infectious Disease Service, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3800 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007
    Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Director of Infectious Disease Service and Clinical Microbiology and Serology Laboratories, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
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      Antimicrobial agents can be allergenic, have toxic effects on the function of certain organ systems, produce idiosyncratic reactions, alter the normal bacterial flora of the body, and adversely interact with other medications. All possible untoward side effects must be carefully monitored when prescribing antimicrobial agents.
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