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Type: Journal article
Title: Antibiotic resistance: evolution and alternatives
Author: Bhandari, D.
Thapa, P.
Thapa, K.
Tandukar, S.
Sherchan, J.B.
Citation: The Canadian journal of infection control : the official journal of the Community & Hospital Infection Control Association-Canada = Revue canadienne de prevention des infections / Association pour la prevention des infections a l'hopita..., 2016; 31(3):149-155
Publisher: Craig Kelman & Associates Ltd
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1183-5702
Editor: Chingiz, A.
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Dinesh Bhandari, Pratigya Thapa, Kabi Thapa, Sarmila Tandukar, and Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand
Abstract: Globally, infection control has been challenged by the rapid advent and dissemination of antibiotic resistant microorganisms. The 70-odd years’ history of post antibiotic era has shown that despite the fitness cost, microorganisms will continue to evolve and we now face a never-ending battle of bacterial resistance against the antibiotics of last resort that we have at our disposal. In this article, we give a brief overview of the discovery of antibiotics, the emergence of antibiotic resistance, and the alternative strategies that can be sought for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug resistant bacteria.
Keywords: Antibiotic resistance; evolution; treatment and alternatives
Rights: ©2016 Craig Kelman & Associates Ltd. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication, which does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher or the association, may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher.
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