Extended spectrum beta-lactamase production in Shigella isolates -- A matter of concern

Varghese, S. R.; Aggarwal, A.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p76
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a 2-year study of the prevalence of shigellosis, the common species isolated and the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of the isolates. It shows the different susceptibility patterns of Shigella sp. to a variety of antibiotics, in which highest resistance seen against three antimicrobials such as cotrimoxazole, ampicillin, and ciprofloxacin. Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in Shigella isolates continue to be a major problem in clinical setups.


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