Addie Unit Final Model
Updated: 11/25/2020
Addie Unit Final Model

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  • Unfortunately, ECMO infected Addie with a bacteria called Steno, now accompanying the worsening MRSA infection.
  • Through natural selection the Steno population became pan-resistant. The antibiotics were no longer effective.
  • In final desperation, the doctors performed a lung replacement surgery on Addie, curing her of threatening concerns and bacteria.
  • Usually a bacteria population starts off with some variety. Some have more pores (more susceptible), while some have less (more resistant).
  • Over time the bacteria becomes more resistant because those who are able to survive the antibiotics and reach the stage of copying more often.
  • As more resistant bacteria are able to copy, the genes passed down to the future generation are more resistant. Mutations can also occur and are not always good.