U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do multiple drug resistant plasmids arise?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Usually sexually: Though bacteria usually reproduce asexually, there is often a merging of bacteria (sexual) reproduction, this is accountable for transference of resistance genes and thus multiple drug resistance.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 21-year-old member asked:
What is multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant tb?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 24-year-old female asked:
Is there a drug resistant strain of pinworm? Does mebendezanole work?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
Rehabilation possible after curing the drug resistant brain tuberculoses?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.