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Multidrug Resistance and Mutation

Some bacteria are resistant to many different antibiotics; they are multidrug-resistant. Multidrug-resistant bacteria can be difficult to treat and facilitates spread of antibiotic resistance. Why multidrug-resistant bacteria are problematic: Infections with multidrug-resistant bacteria are hard to treat since few or even no treatment options remain. In some cases health care providers have to use antibiotics that are more toxic for the patient.Multidrug-resistance facilitates spread of antibiotic resistance. When multidrug-resistance plasmids are transferred to other bacteria, these become resistant to many antibiotics at once. In environments…

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