Empowering appropriate antimicrobial use with rapid diagnostics.

The Consequences

The delay of a definitive and focused diagnosis may cause patients to be at risk for adverse reactions due to the empirical use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Some broad-spectrum antibiotics i.e., cephalosporins or fluoroquinolones used to treat CAP have been strongly associated with Clostridium difficile- associated diarrhea (CDAD) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).1