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This could provide an explanation for why colistin often doesn’t work in treatment.
For example, resistance to colistin, an antibiotic saved as a last resort in humans, may have spread through its use in pig farming.
MCR—actually a gene, carried by gut bacteria, that confers resistance to the absolutely last-ditch antibiotic colistin.
MCR—actually a gene, carried by gut bacteria, that confers resistance to the absolutely last-ditch antibiotic colistin—has been in the United States for at least a year, according to a new report.
The woman was infected with a strain of E. coli that wards off many antibiotics, including colistin, which is considered a last-resort drug.
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Origin and Etymology of colistin
First Known Use: 1951See Words from the same year
medical Definition of colistin
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