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Emergence of fluoroquinolones-resistant strains of Salmonella typhi: Watch on multidrug-resistant isolates

Authors Arya S, Agarwal N, Agarwal S, Wadhwa D

Published 4 May 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 47—48


Subhash C Arya, Nirmala Agarwal, Shekhar Agarwal, Dolly Wadhwa

Sant Parmanand Hospital, Delhi, India

Emergence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhi has been responsible for clinical challenges for clinicians. Recently, frequent isolation and dissemination of fluoroquinolones-resistant strains of S. enterica in Surabaya, Indonesia was in the news. Subsequently, Yangai and colleagues1 recommended regular communications between laboratory professionals and clinicians. Collaboration between laboratory personnel and clinicians would be essential to offer a rational empiric antibiotic recipe while awaiting antibiotic susceptibility test results (AST) for any patient.

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