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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance Causes

Antibiotic resistance is the result of not linked point mutations in the pathogen genome and a rate of about 1 in 108 per chromosomal duplication. Other causes are: use of antibiotics unnecessarily, using it in animal feeds in low doses, over-the-counter medicines, improper use by health professionals, failure of patient to follow course of treatment of prescribed medicine, antibiotic applied in agriculture, aquaria and domestic pets and eating uncooked foods.

Antibiotic Resistance Definition

Antibiotic resistance is the capability of a microorganism to resist the effects of antibiotics. It is a particular type of drug resistance. It develops naturally via natural selection that acts upon arbitrary mutation but it can also be developed by applying an evolutionary stress on a population.

Antibiotic Resistance Diagnosis

Antibiotic susceptibility tests: are performed to study bacteria and their sensitivity to several antibiotics. Epidemiological monitoring software is used for the observation of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Antibiotic Resistance Symptoms and Signs

The disease being treated keeps coming back even if the antibiotic taken is known to cure the disease.

Antibiotic Resistance Treatment

Since the treatment or solution is still being studied it is suggested that taking in combinations of antibiotics helps in the treatment of patients.

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