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Old 09-20-2010
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Originally Posted by 13monument View Post
I think they mean that if you use the inappropriate antibiotic then you increase the resistance and the symptoms get prolonged. That's what am thinking
yeah i was thinking along similar lines, b/c i know that salmonella resistance is a global concern, and that inappropriate antibiotic treatment can lead to resistance, which would just mean the salmonella thriving and prolonging the symptoms. I was actually just wondering if there was a specific mechanism in which using antibiotics to treat salmonellosis would cause symptoms to actually last longer.
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