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Understanding antibiotic resistance
Understanding antibiotic resistance

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3 Case study: resistance to third-generation cephalosporins

In Weeks 1 and 2 you learned about the cephalosporin antibiotics and their mechanism of action. You may recall from Week 1 that the proportion of E. coli isolates that are resistant to cephalosporins has been increasing in the UK.

In this case study, you will look at some the molecular mechanisms underlying this resistance.