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Title: Frequency of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in children with diarrhoea in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Fard, A.H.M.
Bokaeian, M.
Qureishi, M.E.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: Escherichia coli O157:H7 has been implicated in diarrhoea, dysentery, haemorrhagic colitis and uraemic haemolytic syndrome but is not routinely cultured in laboratories. We tested 322 samples from children referred with diarrhoea to a clinic in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran. There were 21 sorbitol-negative E. coli isolated; serotyping revealed 4 strains positive for O157, out of which only 2 strains were identified as E. coli O157:H7. Both cases were boys, aged 1.5 and 4 years respectively. Antibiotic sensitivity testing found the strains were sensitive for amikacin, gentamicin, nitrofurantoin and tobramycin and resistant to chloramphenicol, cefalexin, cefalothin and co-trimoxazole
Description: 1022-1027
Keywords: Escherichia coli
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Amikacin
Gentamicins
Cross-Sectional Studies
Prevalence
Nitrofurantoin
Feces
Feces
Subject: Diarrhea
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117523
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1405/14_5_2008_1022_1027.pdf
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