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Bacteria rapidly develop resistance to new antibiotic

John K Borchardt

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Genome Biology 2001, 2:spotlight-20010423-02  doi:10.1186/gb-spotlight-20010423-02

Published: 23 April 2001

The new antibiotic linezolid has so far been effective against bacteria resistant to other antibiotics. But a limited study now indicates that vancomycin-resistant enterococcus can quickly become resistant to linezolid during extended treatment.