Widely used antiseptic can cause resistance to last-line antibiotic

Widely used antiseptic can cause resistance to last-line antibiotic

A research team has found that when the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae become resistant to chlorhexidine it can also grant them resistance to colistin, a ‘last-line’ antibiotic. The potential for an organism to become resistant to an antibiotic as a result of its resistance against a biocide has been debated in the past, but this is … Read more