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What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Does antibiotic resistant bacteria increase incidence of sepsis?

Can: Bacterial resistance is becoming prevalent as we have increased usage for even non infectious cases. When there is confirmed resistant strain that enters into the blood stream, sepsis is a possibility as we can potentially run out of options to treat. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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This bacteria is resistant to other types of antibiotics than -lactam antibiotics, what to do?

This bacteria is resistant to other types of antibiotics than -lactam antibiotics, what to do?

Resistant germs: As you probably saw in the news this week - germs are getting smarter and smarter. Germs in China were found resistant to colistin, one of our last lines of defense against bacterial infection. If you have questions about the sensitivity profile of a germ, show it to an ID doc -they should understand how best to treat you factoring in things such as type of infection, patient allergies, SEs etc. ...Read more

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What type of yeast infections are resistant to difulcan?

What type of yeast infections are resistant to difulcan?

About 10-15%: Infrequently certain candida yeast species or other fungi that can cause similar symptoms such as microsporum can be resistant to the mechanisms by which Fluconazole (diflucan) prevents fungal reproduction. ...Read more

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Why do overuse of antibiotics cause strains of pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics?

Why do overuse of antibiotics cause strains of pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics?

See below: Bacteria reproduce at an alarmingly rapid rate. Due to the high rate, the rate or errors in their genetic material is relatively high as well. If a particular mutation gives rise to resistance to the particular antibiotic the patient is taking then that bacteria has a selective advantages and thus flourishes. ...Read more

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What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

Many: These little buggers evolve so fast! you've heard of the flesh eating bacteria? Some strains are deadly to the point of no current antibiotic works against them now. Sorry, not a good answer to your question. Please ignore this answer. ...Read more

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What are diff types of staph infection, mrsa, etc?

See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more

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How effective are antibiotics on staphylococcus bacteria?

How effective are antibiotics on staphylococcus bacteria?

By mouth,injn,local?: The antibiotics's response on staphylococcus - not the resistant types is good. There is aparticular type called mrsa- methicillin resistant staph. Aureus which is resistant to pcn gp . Of antibiotics and most of the times resistant to other commonly used antibiotics. Based on the type of infection and culture ands ensitivity results of blood/pus/wound culture etc we treat them when implicated. ...Read more

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What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

Penicillinase: This enzyme provides one mechanism of resistance to penicillin derivatives by bacteria. Any antibiotic not in the class of the early penicillins may be susceptible. In the penicillin groups oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin and their cogeners are all effective against penicillinase producing strains of bacteria. ...Read more

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What things have contributed to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, etc?

What things have contributed to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, etc?

See below: Bacterial resistance means that a bacteria is resistant to the bacteristatic or bactericidal effects of one or more antibiotics. There are many mechanisms that bacteria use to develop this resistance. They include the production of enzymes that degrade the antibiotic, altering the binding site of the antibiotic, pumping the antibiotic out of the cell after penetration etc. ...Read more

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Where do antibiotic resistant bacteria come from?

Where do antibiotic resistant bacteria come from?

Various: They evolve in hospitals, sub acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Environments where antibiotics are excessively prescribed and sensitive bacteria are killed off while resistant strains persist and thrive. They also occur in the food supply because of the excessive use of antibiotics in animal husbandry to increase animal growth rates and corporate profits. ...Read more

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How are yeast and bacteria infection different?

How are yeast and bacteria infection different?

Apples and Oranges: Yeast (molds) and bacteria are both microbes but are different in their structures (cell wall makeup), level of evolution and response to therapies. ...Read more

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How could a multi-drug resistant (including ceftriaxone resistant) strains of n. gonorrhea be treated?

How could a multi-drug resistant (including ceftriaxone resistant) strains of n. gonorrhea be treated?

Gonnorrhoea: There are increasingly resistant strains of Gonorrhoea reported in many part of the world, including in the U.S. As such, combination therapy is advised for most cases. If resistant to Ceftriaxone, there are alternative choices, but this is best discussed with your provider or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Are fluoroquinolones effective against intracellular bacteria?

Yes.: Chlamydophila pneumoniae, legionella pneumophila, or mycoplasma pneumoniae (on label for levaquin) are all intracellular. ...Read more

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How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Are there antibiotic resistant stds?

Yes: First off, many stds are viral and thus have no antibiotic treatment options that make the infection go away. Also, there are more and more data to show high resistant strains of chlamydia, gonorrhea and even syphilis. This is y becoming a very scary problem and sure to only get more worrisome. Be careful and protect yourself! ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more