Study of azithromycin sensitivity in enteric fever in pediatric population
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