Drug resistance profiles and clonality of sporadic Shigella sonnei isolates in Ankara, Turkey


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Kacmaz B., Unaldi O., Sultan N., Durmaz R.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, vol.45, no.3, pp.845-849, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1517-83822014000300013
  • Title of Journal : BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.845-849

Abstract

The aims of this study were to investigate drug resistance rates, types of extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs), and molecular epidemiological characteristics of 43 Shigella sonnei isolates. Ampicillin-sulbactam, amoxicillin-clavulanate, chloramphenicol, and ciprofloxacin were the most active antibiotics. Five isolates harbored bla(SHV-12), bla(TEM-1) and bla(CTX-M-15). More than 90% of the isolates had an indistinguishable pulsotype.