Antibiotic Resistance: The Future Disaster

  • Syed Suhail Hamdani
  • Basharat Ahmad Bhat
  • Lubna Tariq
  • Syed Ishfaq Yaseen
  • Ishrat Ara
  • Bisma Rafi
  • Syed Naveed Hamdani
  • Tahsin Hassan
  • Ovais Rashid
Keywords: Antibiotics, Infections, Pathogens, Antibiotic resistance, Pharmaceutical industry

Abstract

Antibiotics are the ‘wonder drugs’ to combat microbes. For decades, multiple varieties of antibiotics have not only been used for therapeutic purposes but practiced prophylactic ally across other industries such as agriculture and animal husbandry. Uncertainty has arisen, as microbes have become resistant to common antibiotics while the host remains unaware that antibiotic resistance has emerged. We found that antibiotic resistance is increasing at an alarming rate. A growing list of infections i.e., pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea are becoming harder and at times impossible to treat while antibiotics are becoming less effective. Antibiotic-resistant infections correlate with the level of antibiotic consumption. Non-judicial use of antibiotics is mostly responsible for making the microbes resistant. The antibiotic treatment repertoire for existing or emerging hard-to-treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections is limited, resulting in high morbidity and mortality report. Antibiotic resistance and its wider implications present us with a growing healthcare crisis. The emergence of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens is an inevitable consequence of antibiotic use. The rapid emergence of resistant bacteria is occurring worldwide, endangering the efficacy of antibiotics, which have transformed medicine and saved millions of lives. Many decades after the first patients were treated with antibiotics; bacterial infections have again become a threat. The antibiotic resistance crisis has been attributed to the overuse and misuse of these medications, as well as a lack of new drug development by the pharmaceutical industry. Despite repeated warnings, negligent antibiotic use and poor infection control practice have led to the continuing development of extensive resistance problems worldwide.

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Syed Suhail Hamdani, Basharat Ahmad Bhat, Lubna Tariq, Syed Ishfaq Yaseen, Ishrat Ara, Bisma Rafi, Syed Naveed Hamdani, Tahsin Hassan, & Ovais Rashid. (2020). Antibiotic Resistance: The Future Disaster. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(4), 133-145. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.4.16
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