İ. Çağatay Acuner M.D., Clinical Microbiologist, Associate Professor Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine , Yeditepe University , Istanbul [email protected] Antimicrobial agents : mechanisms of action and resistance.
To broaden the spectrum for empirical therapy or treatment of polymicrobial infections
To prevent the emergence of resistant microorganisms
To achieve a synergistic killing effect
A good example is the treatment of tuberculosis