Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 12, Number 1-3
TITLE: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Shigella species and enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC) isolated from dysenteric cases of children in Yangon Children's Hospital during 1996.
AUTHOR: Mar Mar Nyein; Khin Myat Tun
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2000; 12(1-3): 25-29
ABSTRACT: A total of 56 cases of children admitted to Medical Wards of Yangon Children's Hospital during March to September 1996 with dysentery were tested for isolation of bacterial pathogens in a cross-sectional descriptive study using convenience-sampling method. Bacterial pathogens were isolated from 29 cases (51.79%) with Shigella species (35.71%) and enteropathogenic Escherichia coil (EPEC) (16.1%). The species of Shigella include S. bovdii (25%), S. dysenteriae (10%) and S. flexneri (65%). The EPEC serotypes were 025K70, 026K60, 055K59, 0112K66, 0125K70, 0126K71, 0127K+ and Ot 57K+. The antimicrobial susceptibility revealed that they were mostly susceptible to amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, minocycline, nalidixic acid, neomycin, netilmicin, norfloxacin and sisornycin. Most of them were resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, tetracycline and trirnethoprimisulfamethoxazole.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Shigella. Escherichia Coli. Dysentery.