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Understanding antibiotic resistance
Understanding antibiotic resistance

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3.2 Mechanisms of cephalosporin resistance

Bacteria use multiple different mechanisms to resist the effects of cephalosporin antibiotics. In the final section of this week, you will look at three examples that illustrate the resistance mechanisms described in Section 2:

  • modifying the target
  • destroying the antibiotic
  • preventing the antibiotic from reaching its target.