P. Aeruginosa Bacterium May Adapt to Become More Resistant

P. Aeruginosa Bacterium May Adapt to Become More Resistant

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P. Aeruginosa Bacterium May Adapt to Become More Resistant

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the most common bacterium infecting the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), appears to go through a number of changes that enables it to adapt during the course of an infection, a study says. Using samples of sputum (mucus brought up from the airways by coughing) taken 20 years apart from a patient in New Zealand, researchers found that P. aeruginosa mutated increasingly more often to become more resistant to antibiotics and…

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