Study of azithromycin sensitivity in enteric fever in pediatric population

  • Archana M
  • Bhaskar Shenoy
  • Ranjeeta Adhikary
  • Bhavana V Malavalli
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Enteric fever, Salmonella enterica

Abstract

Background: Enteric fever is a major human infectious disease in Southeast Asia. It is exacerbated by a high level of resistance
some isolates display to the drugs routinely used in treatment. Azithromycin may be a treatment option for such isolates.
Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze the azithromycin susceptibility in culture positive enteric fever and to
evaluate the relationship between ciprofloxacin and azithromycin sensitivity and resistance patterns. Methods: This retrospective
study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital, Bengaluru, India, between June 2012 and June 2016. Case records of 363 children
in the age group of 0

Published
2018-06-05
How to Cite
M, A., Shenoy, B., Adhikary, R., & Malavalli, B. (2018). Study of azithromycin sensitivity in enteric fever in pediatric population. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(5), 324-327. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCH/article/view/947
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