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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 1: Status of viral (SARS-CoV-2) and bacterial (e.g., Streptococcus pneumoniae) resistance. The blue color indicates susceptibility and the red color indicates resistance. At the beginning, azithromycin is prescribed in combination with some antiviral agents. Azithromycin-resistant bacteria appear and gradually grow in number. Eventually, azithromycin loses its place as an effective antibiotic. By the spread of the resistant bacteria, the infected patients with bacterial pneumonia are now more susceptible to other infections, including viral pneumonia, which results in fatal superinfections

Figure 1: Status of viral (SARS-CoV-2) and bacterial (e.g., Streptococcus pneumoniae) resistance. The blue color indicates susceptibility and the red color indicates resistance. At the beginning, azithromycin is prescribed in combination with some antiviral agents. Azithromycin-resistant bacteria appear and gradually grow in number. Eventually, azithromycin loses its place as an effective antibiotic. By the spread of the resistant bacteria, the infected patients with bacterial pneumonia are now more susceptible to other infections, including viral pneumonia, which results in fatal superinfections