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Why does a person need a higher concentration of antibiotics with a brain infection then with a lung infection?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Blood Brain Barrier

There is a layer of protection around the brain that makes it harder for certain medications to get to the brain.
If you need them to get there you have to use a higher dose.

In brief: Blood Brain Barrier

There is a layer of protection around the brain that makes it harder for certain medications to get to the brain.
If you need them to get there you have to use a higher dose.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: BBB

Bbb= blood-brain-barrier. This physical structure (microscopic in scale) is what regulates and limits entry & exit of chemicals (including drugs) in the nervous system (cns).
Hence the need for higher blood level of drugs to expect penetration of antibiotics (or other drugs) into CNS in adequate quantity.

In brief: BBB

Bbb= blood-brain-barrier. This physical structure (microscopic in scale) is what regulates and limits entry & exit of chemicals (including drugs) in the nervous system (cns).
Hence the need for higher blood level of drugs to expect penetration of antibiotics (or other drugs) into CNS in adequate quantity.
Dr. Edward Smith
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