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Please note. The new version of the BSAVA/SAMSoc Guide to Responsible Use of Antibiotics: PROTECT ME is now available here.

Once the decision has been made that an antibacterial is appropriate, it is important to consider which antibacterial is right in which circumstances. Narrow-spectrum agents should be chosen whenever possible.

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Figure 6.6.1 Gram-positive bacteria.
Figure 6.6.2 Gram-negative bacteria.


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