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Beta-lactamase

enzyme produced by some bacteria that attacks the beta-lactam ring, rendering the drug ineffective and leading to a resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics

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Cross-allergenicity

allergy to a drug of another class with a similar chemical structure

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Extended-spectrum

bactericidal activity against a wide range of bacteria

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Superinfection

infection after a previous infection; typically caused by microorganisms that are resistant to the antibiotics used previously