Antibiotic Resistance (cont.)
In this Article
- Drug resistance facts*
- MRSA and VRE
- What is drug resistance?
- History of antimicrobial drug resistance
- Causes of antimicrobial drug resistance
- Diagnosis of antimicrobial drug resistance
- Treatment of antimicrobial drug resistance
- Prevention of antimicrobial drug resistance
- Antimicrobial resistance: A growing health issue
- Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
- Microbes increasingly resistant to drugs
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, increasingly seen not only in hospitals and healthcare settings (hospital acquired or HA-MRSA) but also in the wider community, especially among people in close contact such as athletes (community associated or CA-MRSA).
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) bacteria are resistant to vancomycin, an antibiotic regarded as a drug of last resort.
Microbes increasingly resistant to drugs
- Food-borne bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter that can cause diarrhea and gastroenteritis
- Sexually transmitted bacteria that cause gonorrhea
- Penicillin-resistant Streptococci responsible for pneumonia
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance.
Last Editorial Review: 2/28/2012
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