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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it normal that proteus mirabilis becomes resistant to prulifloxacin? and in what cases it becomes resistant??

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Yes: Some bacteria, (fortunately not all), including P. Mirabilis, can become resistant to any antibiotic which it was previously sensitive to. This usually happens when the bacteria has been exposed to that antibiotic ( or a similar antibiotic from the same group) on a number of occasions and it develops a mechanism to evade the effect of the antibiotics.
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