Antibiotic resistance

August 29, 2017

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) refers to the resistance to antibiotics that occurs in bacteria that cause infections. The resistant bacteria can withstand the effect of the antibacterial drug (antibiotic) to make it ineffective. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the other hand is a broader term, encompassing resistance to drugs to treat infections caused by other microbes as well, such as parasites, viruses and fungi.

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