The mdr full form in medical is MultiDrug-Resistant. MDR, also known as MultiDrug Resistance (MDR) or Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR), is a condition in which many different types of germs or bacteria develop resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the disease.
M = Multi
R = Resistant
Some Common multidrug-resistant organisms
- Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci : Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci are Enterococcus strains that have developed resistance to the drug vancomycin.
- Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis: MDR-TB is a kind of bacterial tuberculosis (TB) that has developed resistance to at least two of the key active medications (TB), isoniazid and rifampin. Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DRTB) is a type of tuberculosis that is resistant to second-line medications (XDR-TB). Infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes tuberculosis. The TB germ infects nearly one out of every four persons on the planet. When the bacteria become active, people become infected with tuberculosis. Bacteria become active when a person’s immunity is compromised, such as HIV, old age, diabetes, or other disorders. TB is normally treated with one of four anti-TB medications known as first-line therapy (i.e. rifampin, isoniazid and all fluoroquinolones).