In vitro antimicrobial activity of rifaximin against enteropathogens causing traveler's diarrhea

Joaquim Ruiz, Laura Mensa, Cristina O'Callaghan, Maria J. Pons, Ana González, Jordi Vila, Joaquim Gascón

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Abstract

The in vitro activity of rifaximin against 84 diarrheagenic Escherichia coli and 11 Shigella sonnei causing traveler's diarrhea was evaluated. The MIC of rifaximin ranged between <0.007 and 32 mg/L; other agents tested had an MIC of >256 mg/L in most cases. The results showed the potential use of rifaximin to treat these infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-475
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • EAEC
  • ETEC
  • Rifaximin
  • Shigella sonnei
  • Traveler's diarrhea

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