Medicine for multiple sclerosis will fight against resistant bacteria

Glatiramer acetate is a medicinal product, used to treat multiple sclerosis for 20 years. It turns out that it is able to cope with antibiotic resistant bacteria. As Zee News notes, experts say that the drug is safe and has no serious side effects.

Scientists from the University of Aarhus have tested gram-negative bacteria as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These bacteria are the causative agents in the urinary tract, soft tissues, bones and joints, gastrointestinal, respiratory and systemic infections. Immunocompromised people are at greatest risk.

The researchers have found that the drug killed half of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in people with cystic fibrosis. In such disease, the aforementioned bacteria often affect the lungs. Probably, the scientists’ discovery may lead to the development of new methods of treatment.

Source: Zee News.