Drug-resistant Diarrheogenic Escherichia coli, Mexico
Published Date:Aug 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(8):1306-1308.
Bacterial Respiratory Infection
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Escherichia Coli Infections
Keywords: Pediatric Infectious Diseases/vaccines
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:Diarrheogenic Escherichia coli isolates from 45 (73%) of 62 hospitalized patients were resistant to common antimicrobial drugs. Sixty-two percent were multidrug resistant, and >70% were resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and ampicillin. Ciprofloxacin and cefotaxime were uniformly active. Effective and safe oral agents are needed to treat children with bacterial diarrhea.
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