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People who suffer from antibiotic-resistant bacteria must be better addressed in health care

Fear and confusion surrounding the diagnosis is often the result of suffering of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Accurate information is crucial for these patients in order for them to handle their situation, yet that is the area where health care is lacking. This is shown in Infection Control Nurse Susanne Wiklund’s master’s thesis at NHV on patients with ESBL-producing bacteria.

Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) is an enzyme which conveys resistance to most beta-lactam antibiotics. Infections are often difficult to treat due to general multiresistance and hospital care may be necessary even for non-serious infections.

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