Rollback of Salmonella enterica serotype typhi resistance to chloramphenicol and other antimicrobials in Kolkata, India [2]

  • Dutta S
  • Sur D
  • Manna B
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Abstract

This study investigated the drug susceptibility profiles of Salmonella typhi strains isolated between 1 May 2003 and 31 July 2004 from 132 of 4400 blood samples of patients with fever lasting >=3 days, who were living in 2 urban slums in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method and E-test, the strains showed resistance to chloramphenicol (13%), ampicillin (13%), co-trimoxazole (15%), ciprofloxacin (10%), and ofloxacin (2%), but not to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and ceftriaxone. Comparing these data with those from previous years revealed a significant decrease (over the years) in resistance to chloramphenicol, ampicillin, and co-trimoxazole (P

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Authors

  • Shanta Dutta

  • Dipika Sur

  • Byomkesh Manna

  • Sujit K. Bhattacharya

  • Jacqueline L. Deen

  • John D. Clemens

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