ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Antibiotic Resistance"?
Antibiotic resistance is the capability of a microorganism to resist the effects of antibiotics. It is a particular type of drug resistance. It develops naturally via natural selection that acts upon arbitrary mutation but it can also be developed by applying an evolutionary stress on a population.
Symptoms & Signs
The disease being treated keeps coming back even if the antibiotic taken is known to cure the disease.
Treatment: How to Treat "Antibiotic Resistance"?
Since the treatment or solution is still being studied it is suggested that taking in combinations of antibiotics helps in the treatment of patients.
Antibiotic resistance is the result of not linked point mutations in the pathogen genome & a rate of about 1 in 108 per chromosomal duplication. Other causes are: use of antibiotics unnecessarily, using it in animal feeds in low doses, over-the-counter medicines, improper use by health professionals, failure of patient to follow course of treatment of prescribed medicine, antibiotic applied in agriculture, aquaria & domestic pets & eating uncooked foods.
Antibiotic susceptibility tests: are performed to study bacteria & their sensitivity to several antibiotics. Epidemiological monitoring software is used for the observation of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.