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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.