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Study Questions Antibiotics Use in Dementia Patients

 
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A woman dying of Alzheimer's has a fever. Should she be given antibiotics?

Many people would say yes. But a provocative new study suggests that antibiotics are overused in people dying of dementia diseases and should be considered more carefully because of the growing problem of drug-resistant superbugs.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/02/26/dementia.antibiotics.ap/...

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