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dc.contributor.authorLegros, D
dc.contributor.authorOchola, D
dc.contributor.authorLwanga, N
dc.contributor.authorGuma, G
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-14T11:46:48Z
dc.date.available2008-04-14T11:46:48Z
dc.date.issued1998-03
dc.identifier.citationAntibiotic Sensitivity of Endemic Shigella in Mbarara, Uganda. 1998, 75 (3):160-1notEast Afr Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0012-835X
dc.identifier.pmid9640814
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/23165
dc.description.abstractWe analysed the chimio-sensitivity to antibiotics of endemic strains of Shigella isolated in Mbarara district, southwest Uganda. Twenty four strains were isolated, of which none was sensitive to cotrimoxazole and eight (33.4%, 95% CI [15.6-55.3]) to ampicillin, the two antibiotics recommended to treat dysentery during non epidemic periods in Uganda. Two isolates were resistant to nalidixic acid and none was resistant to the fluoroquinolones (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin). It is concluded that the results of this survey could be used to facilitate the elaboration of a new treatment protocol to treat endemic dysentery cases in Uganda.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to East African Medical Journalen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agentsen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshDrug Resistance, Microbialen
dc.subject.meshDysentery, Bacillaryen
dc.subject.meshEndemic Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshFecesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMicrobial Sensitivity Testsen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshUgandaen
dc.titleAntibiotic Sensitivity of Endemic Shigella in Mbarara, Uganda.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, Kampala, Uganda.en
dc.identifier.journalEast African Medical Journalen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:52:21Z
html.description.abstractWe analysed the chimio-sensitivity to antibiotics of endemic strains of Shigella isolated in Mbarara district, southwest Uganda. Twenty four strains were isolated, of which none was sensitive to cotrimoxazole and eight (33.4%, 95% CI [15.6-55.3]) to ampicillin, the two antibiotics recommended to treat dysentery during non epidemic periods in Uganda. Two isolates were resistant to nalidixic acid and none was resistant to the fluoroquinolones (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin). It is concluded that the results of this survey could be used to facilitate the elaboration of a new treatment protocol to treat endemic dysentery cases in Uganda.


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