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Bactericidal and bacteriostatic antibiotics each were administered to these birds with no success, likely because clostridial toxins still were present.
The higher failure rate with azithromycin in treating chlamydial NGU is probably twofold: homotypic resistance of the organism to a single dose of a bacteriostatic antibiotic, coupled with heterotopic resistance stemming from a persistent subpopulation of cells having a reduced growth rate within the larger pathogen load, Dr.
Tetra cycline is a broad spectrum bacteriostatic antibiotic (vander biji and ptitgoi--Aron 1995) which is used in the treatment of many common infections in children and adults.