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What types of antibiotic resistance are common out there?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Common problem

Not long after the first penicillin became available we started to see staphylococcus that was resistant.
Synthetic penicillins (methacillin& others) were developed & we had more resistant germs. Sometimes we can focus treatment by sending a germ to the lab(uti) & testing it against several abx to make sure we only use the one that works. That slows the emergence of new resistant germs.

In brief: Common problem

Not long after the first penicillin became available we started to see staphylococcus that was resistant.
Synthetic penicillins (methacillin& others) were developed & we had more resistant germs. Sometimes we can focus treatment by sending a germ to the lab(uti) & testing it against several abx to make sure we only use the one that works. That slows the emergence of new resistant germs.
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