Quinolone resistance among Shigella spp. isolated from travellers returning from India

L. Mensa, F. Marco, J. Vila, J. Gascón, J. Ruiz

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Abstract

Among 200 isolates of Shigella from patients with travellers' diarrhoea, 12 isolates (four isolated in 1995-2000 and eight in 2001-2004) exhibited quinolone resistance. Nine of these isolates originated from India. These resistant isolates had at least one amino-acid substitution in GyrA. Quinolone resistance is increasing in Shigella spp. causing travellers' diarrhoea, and particularly among isolates causing diarrhoea in travellers returning from India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Diarrhoea
  • GyrA
  • India
  • Quinolone resistance
  • Shigella spp.
  • Travellers

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