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What does bacterial resistance refer to with respect to antibiotics? Did the bacteria get mutations?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Resistance means either that the bacteria is inherently resistant to the antibiotic or that its genetic material underwent a mutation that conferred upon the bacteria the ability to resist being affected by the antibiotic.

In brief: Yes

Resistance means either that the bacteria is inherently resistant to the antibiotic or that its genetic material underwent a mutation that conferred upon the bacteria the ability to resist being affected by the antibiotic.
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