Superbug infectious disease can be triggered by antibiotic

The matter of the investigation is that antibiotic, ordered by stomatologists, can promote the difficulty of Clostridium difficile, a virulent and major infectious disease triggering bad diarrhoea. Investigation workers underline that most of these recommendations are not obligatory.

Taking antibiotics can trigger the development of C. diff, thus, it is crucial to take them only when necessary.

When practitioners attempt to find the source of patient’s disease, they usually overlook the prescription for antibiotic by dentists. It is of high importance to teach stomatologists about complicating disorders (for example, C. diff.), triggered by the antibiotic they order. Dental practitioners issue almost 25 million orders for these medicines within year, so it is crucial for them to do their forces to make improvements in the prescription.

As a rule, dental practitioners resort to the order for antibiotics in order to cure the infectious disease, triggered by abscesses. Still, some practitioners order them as a precaution to avoid a heart infectious disease. Now, the ADA does not advise to order antibiotics prophylactically as they used to do. Their recommendations take into account the fact that the danger of infectious disease is lower than the danger of C. diff. development, triggered by antibiotic. Moreover, the improper usage of antibiotic encourage strengthening of a treatment-resistant bacterium, which is extremely complicated to cure and threaten the social health.

Within the research, 1626 people with C. diff. have been questioned  in the period of 2009 – 2015, herewith 57% of them mentioned that they had taken antibiotic, 15% did that for dental purposes. The research revealed, that such people were older and as a consequence – more probable to take clindamycin, which is often related to C. diff. Among those, who has taken antibiotic, 34% did not state them in their medical cards, so there is no connection between the medical and stomatological maintenance.

Antibiotic destroys both fine and poor bacteria in the gastro-intestinal system, thereby it just wipes out defensive bacteria and let C. diff. bacteria grow. This process can trigger bad and possibly virulent diarrhoea. C. diff. can be triggered just by one dose and is among the top-3 antibiotic-stable dangers. The CDC underlines, this infection brought almost 500.000 cases of infectious disease and 15.000 deaths in one year.