Cephalosporin resistant Shigella flexneri from a clinical isolate - A rare finding

Nasim Sabir, Afia Zafar

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Shigellosis is an important public health problem, especially in developing countries. Antibiotic treatment of dysentery aimed at resolving diarrhea or reducing its duration, and to prevent transmission to other close contacts. Isolates with resistance to first line drugs have been reported throughout world, third generation cephalosporins and quinolones are mainstay of treatment. Shigella flexneri resistant to third generation cephalosporins in a clinical isolate is a rare finding, and this has been reported for the first time in Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-561
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


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