Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

In response to the rise in antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy® (AAC) has launched a new section, Challenging Clinical Cases in Antimicrobial Resistance (CCCAR). CCCARs are brief articles designed to familiarize and provide guidance to the reader on the clinical approach to the treatment of real, challenging cases involving multidrug-resistant organisms (bacteria, viruses [excluding HIV], fungi, and parasites). Drs. Cesar Arias and Lou Rice introduce the new section in this editorial.

CCCARs present a real case involving a multidrug-resistant organism, the case authors’ therapeutic strategy, and an expert clinician’s commentary. Only highly interesting cases that have important mechanistic and epidemiological or novel microbiological insights will be selected for review. All Challenging Clinical Case articles are made freely available at the time of publication.

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