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Antibiotic resistance may last a year

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Patients prescribed antibiotics in primary care may develop resistance for up to a year, researchers have found.

The study discovered that patients prescribed antibiotics for urinary or respiratory infection developed the strongest resistance in the month immediately after treatment, but the resistance could last for up to a year.

This residual effect may be a driver for high levels of resistance to antibiotics in the community, the researchers said.

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  • Where are the references for this research? It is unhelpful to post such brief unsubstantiated statements.

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  • I agree with the above comment, could we have a reference for the study because I would find it very interesting to review. Thanks

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