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Antibiotics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur annually in the United States, resulting in over 35,000 deaths.



During the COVID-19 epidemic, we observed that not everyone exposed to the virus, even those who tested positive, fell ill. Some people became sick immediately or within days of exposure, while others remained asymptomatic. Some individuals got sick even after vaccination.


Although antibiotics are not effective against viruses, they were used during the pandemic, causing more complications than benefits among treated patients. While antibiotics are not a solution for infections and certainly not for preventing them, they can be useful for patients whose immune systems are so weakened that their organs cannot combat infections on their own. Antibiotics are not always effective and carry risks. According to the CDC, more than 2.8 million antibiotic- resistant infections occur annually in the U.S., resulting in over 35,000 deaths. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics contribute to resistance and adverse effects, underscoring the importance of responsible antibiotic use and the need for alternative treatments.


Antibiotics have been used for millennia to treat infections, although until about the last century, people did not know that infections were caused by bacteria. Various molds and plant extracts were used to treat infections by some of the earliest civilizations; for example, the ancient Egyptians applied moldy bread to infected wounds. However, until the 20th century, infections that we now consider easy to treat—such as pneumonia and diarrhea—caused by bacteria were the leading cause of death in the developed world.


It wasn't until the late 19th century that scientists began observing antibacterial chemicals in action. Paul Ehrlich, a German physician, noticed that certain chemical dyes colored some bacterial cells but not others. He concluded that, based on this principle, it should be possible to create substances that could selectively kill certain bacteria without harming other cells. In 1909, he discovered that a chemical called arsphenamine was an effective treatment for syphilis. This became the first modern antibiotic, although Ehrlich himself referred to his discovery as "chemotherapy"— the use of a chemical to treat a disease. The word " antibiotics" was first used

more than 30 years later by Ukrainian-American inventor and microbiologist Selman Waksman,

who discovered more than 20 antibiotics in his lifetime.


Alexander Fleming, apparently a bit untidy in his work, accidentally discovered penicillin. Returning from a vacation in Suffolk in 1928, he noticed that a mold, Penicillium notatum, had contaminated a bacterial culture plate of Staphylococcus that he had accidentally left uncovered. The mold had created bacteria-free zones wherever it grew on the plate. Fleming isolated and cultivated the mold in pure culture. He found that P. notatum was extremely effective even at very low concentrations, preventing the growth of Staphylococcus even when diluted 800 times, and was less toxic than the disinfectants used at the time. Following early trials in treating human wounds, collaborations with British pharmaceutical companies ensured that mass production of penicillin (the antibiotic chemical produced by P. notatum) was possible. After a fire in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., in which nearly 500 people died, many survivors received skin grafts that are susceptible to Staphylococcus infection.


Treatment with penicillin was hugely successful, and the U.S. government began to support mass production of the drug. By D-Day in 1944, penicillin was widely used to treat troops for infections both in the field and in hospitals across Europe. By the end of World War II, penicillin was dubbed the "miracle" and had saved many lives. Scientists in Oxford were instrumental in developing the mass production process, and Howard Florey and Ernst Chain shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Alexander Fleming for their role in creating the first mass-produced antibiotic.


Now, let's focus on the origin of germ theory vs. terrain theory. Report on the Side Effects of Antibiotics

Introduction Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. However, their use can be associated with a variety of side effects. This report details the most common and severe side effects, as well as statistics related to the number of people affected and deaths caused by these effects.

Common Side Effects Digestive Issues:


  • Nausea and Vomiting: Very common with antibiotics like amoxicillin.

  • Diarrhea: A common side effect that can be mild or severe.

  • Abdominal Pain: May occur due to irritation of the stomach lining.


Allergic Reactions:

  • Skin Rashes: Can range from mild to severe.

  • Itching: A frequent symptom associated with allergic reactions.

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction that can be potentially life-threatening.


Fungal Infections:

  • Oral and Vaginal Candidiasis: Occurs due to an imbalance in bacterial flora.

  • Photosensitivity

  • Increased Sensitivity to Sun: Can cause severe sunburns.


Drug Interactions:

  • Decreased Efficacy of Other Medications: Such as oral contraceptives.

  • Severe Side Effects

Pseudomembranous Colitis:

Caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile, leading to severe diarrhea and dehydration.

Renal and Hepatic Toxicity:

Some antibiotics can cause kidney or liver damage, especially with prolonged use.

Cardiovascular Problems:

QT Prolongation: Can lead to cardiac arrhythmias.

Hematological Reactions:

  • Hemolytic Anemia: Destruction of red blood cells.

  • Leukopenia: Reduction in white blood cells.

  • Statistics on Side Effects

Prevalence:

Approximately 20% of people taking antibiotics experience some type of side effect.


Allergic Reactions:

It is estimated that around 10% of people experience allergic reactions to antibiotics, with an incidence of anaphylaxis in approximately 0.01%.

Clostridium difficile Colitis:

Estimated incidence of 500,000 annual cases in the United States, with a mortality rate of 1-2.5%.


Deaths Caused by Antibiotics:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections by C.

difficile cause approximately 15,000 deaths annually in the United States.


Conclusion

Antibiotics are crucial tools in modern medicine, but their use must be carefully managed to minimize the risks of side effects. Awareness of these risks and the implementation of proper prescribing and usage practices are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with antibiotics.

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