What is bacterial resistance

This is known as bacterial resistance ; when certain medications do not fulfill their function and do not fight the infection can be lethal to health.

In the 4th meeting of General Medicinal, Dr. Rafael Valdez Vázquez, Medical Manager of Pfizer Mexico's Anti-Infectious Portfolio , spoke about this topic.


What is bacterial resistance

It is mastered when a microorganism, call it, bacterium , fungus, virus or parasite, is no longer able to be eliminated by means of an antimicrobial. This happens because living beings adapt and we constantly have genetic changes that can resist certain types of medicines.


The WHO estimates that by 2050 there will be more deaths due to bacterial resistance than for other diseases such as diabetes, says Dr. Valdez

Also, other diseases that can resist certain medications is the pneumonia and pneumococcus. They are mainly resistant to penicillin.


Other figures to give us an idea of ​​the magnitude of the resistance; In urinary tract infections, we have first and second line antibiotics, of these already 30% of infections are already resistant to primary medications. Dr. Valdez Vázquez points out

A resistant disease doubles the hospital stay, the costs and the probability of death. In order to prevent this from happening, the correct use of microbes is essential, as well as promoting hygiene and control of medicines.

It is important that the right medication is used for each bacterium , otherwise it can affect the organism. Also, laboratory tests and the doctor must determine the ideal antibiotic for the disease.

Something that is also important is not to self-recriminate, this can also causebacterial resistance . We must be responsible and go to the doctor before any discomfort.

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