Prevalence of multiple drug resistance amongst strains of Esch.coli isolated from cases of diarrhea
A total of 348 Esch.coli strains isolated from cases of diarrhoea in infants and children during 1979 and received at the National Salmonella and Escherichia Centre, Central Research Institute, Kasauli were serotyped and tested for the prevalence of multiple drug resistance. These strains belonged to 43 different serotypes, the most common being 060, 01, 011, 017 and 020. About one third (113) of the strains could not be typed. It was found that 248 strains (80.5%) were resistant to 3 or more drugs. The resistance pattern of various serotvpes and their epidemiohgical significance with particular reference to diarrhea in children isdiscussedln this report.
Key wordsEsch. coli Diarrhea drug resistance
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