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Antibiotic Sensitivity of Endemic Shigella in Mbarara, Uganda.

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dc.contributor Epicentre, Kampala, Uganda.
dc.creator Legros, D
dc.creator Ochola, D
dc.creator Lwanga, N
dc.creator Guma, G
dc.date 1998-03
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T07:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T07:10:38Z
dc.identifier Antibiotic Sensitivity of Endemic Shigella in Mbarara, Uganda. 1998, 75 (3):160-1notEast Afr Med J
dc.identifier 0012-835X
dc.identifier 9640814
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23165
dc.identifier http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/handle/10144/23165
dc.identifier East African Medical Journal
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10144/23165
dc.description We 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 en
dc.rights Archived with thanks to East African Medical Journal
dc.title Antibiotic Sensitivity of Endemic Shigella in Mbarara, Uganda.

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