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How does resistance to antibiotics occur?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: By mutation

Just like evolution, survival of bacteria that are immune to antibiotics.
The genetic structure of the bacteria can change (genetic adaptation) and henceforth could be resistant to a particular or multiple antibiotics. Hence use of prophylactic antibiotics is often discouraged and especially in farm raised animals such as cattle or poultry.

In brief: By mutation

Just like evolution, survival of bacteria that are immune to antibiotics.
The genetic structure of the bacteria can change (genetic adaptation) and henceforth could be resistant to a particular or multiple antibiotics. Hence use of prophylactic antibiotics is often discouraged and especially in farm raised animals such as cattle or poultry.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Adaptation

Bacteria, like all organisms, are geneticly adaptive.
Repeated or over zealous use of antibiotics can trigger genetic modifications that protect them, rendering them resistant!

In brief: Adaptation

Bacteria, like all organisms, are geneticly adaptive.
Repeated or over zealous use of antibiotics can trigger genetic modifications that protect them, rendering them resistant!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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