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Shigella serotypes among hospitalized patients in urban Bangladesh and their antimicrobial resistance

  • A. I. KHAN (a1), S. HUQ (a1), M. A. MALEK (a1), M. I. HOSSAIN (a1), K. A. TALUKDER (a1), A. S. G. FARUQUE (a1), M. A. SALAM (a1) and D. A. SACK (a1)...

Abstract

We studied the isolation of Shigella spp., and their antimicrobial resistance. S. flexneri (54%) was most frequently isolated, followed by S. dysenteriae (20%), S. boydii (16%) and S. sonnei (10%). Among S. flexneri (n=122), 29 (24%) were 2a, and 23 (19%) were 2b. None of the Shigella strains were resistant to mecillinam or ciprofloxacin. Resistance to nalidixic acid was most frequent among S. dysenteriae type 1 (100%) followed by S. flexneri 2a (69%), and S. flexneri 2b (52%). Systematic monitoring is needed to identify most prevalent serotypes, and to detect changes in the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance pattern.

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Corresponding author

Dr A. S. G. Faruque, Clinical Sciences Division, ICDDR,B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

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