Antimicrobial resistance and virulence: a successful or deleterious association in the bacterial world?

@article{Beceiro2013AntimicrobialRA,
  title={Antimicrobial resistance and virulence: a successful or deleterious association in the bacterial world?},
  author={Alejandro Beceiro and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Tom{\'a}s and Germ{\'a}n Bou},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={185-230}
}
Hosts and bacteria have coevolved over millions of years, during which pathogenic bacteria have modified their virulence mechanisms to adapt to host defense systems. Although the spread of pathogens has been hindered by the discovery and widespread use of antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial resistance has increased globally. The emergence of resistant bacteria has accelerated in recent years, mainly as a result of increased selective pressure. However, although antimicrobial resistance and… CONTINUE READING

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