Niveles de resistencia a antimicrobianos, en especial a quinolonas, en cepas de escherichia coli comensales en niños de la zona periurbana de lima, Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Levels of quinolones resistance and other antimicrobial in non-pathogenic escherichia coli strains in children from the Periurban area of lima, Peru

Joaquim Ruiz, María J. Pons, Susan Mosquito, Theresa J. Ochoa, Martha Vargas, Margarita Molina, Angela Lluque, Ana I. Gil, Lucie Ecker, Francesca Barletta, Claudio F. Lanata, Luis J. del Valle

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Abstract

The main aim of this study was to establish the resistance levels to antimicrobial agents, in 222 non-pathogenic E. Coli strains of fecal origin in Peru. The proportion of resistance found to the evaluated antimicrobials was ampicillin (62.6%), cotrimoxazole (48,6%), tetracycline (43,0%) and chloramphenicol (15,8%). We emphasize the high resistance levels found for quinolones: 32% for nalidixic acid (NAL) and 12% for ciprofoxacin (CIP). These high levels of quinolone-resistance in non-pathogenic strains isolated from children in this age group highlight the extensive use and the impact of the intake of this kind of antimicrobials in the community, showing the potential risk of the loss of their utility in the area.

Translated title of the contributionLevels of quinolones resistance and other antimicrobial in non-pathogenic escherichia coli strains in children from the Periurban area of lima, Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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