Drug resistance pattern and phage types of Salmonella typhi isolates in Manipal, South Karnataka.

A. M. Ciraj, K. S. Seetha, B. K. Gopalkrishna, P. G. Shivananda

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Out of the 226 strains of S. typhi isolated over a period of three years 57.9% of them were multidrug resistant. 8.8% of the isolates were sensitive to all the drugs tested. A significant decline in hte number of multidrug resistant strains was observed in this region. Majority of the isolates belonged to phage type E (75.7%) and Biotype 1 (93.8%). All strains isolated were sensitive to ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin and ceftriaxone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-489
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-1999


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