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In vitro studies have shown that suboptimal levels of bactericidal antibiotics can promote antibiotic resistance through DNA damage by reactive oxygen species.
For superficial pyoderma and deep pyoderma, bacteriostatic and bactericidal antibiotics are effective respectively.
Bacteriostatic antibiotics are not to be confused with bactericidal antibiotics, which actually kill the bacteria.