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Research Journal of Microbiology
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 58-65
DOI: 10.3923/jm.2007.58.65
 
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Occurrence of Multiple Antibiotic Resistance among Children Diarrhoeal Isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila

R. Subashkumar , Tha. Thayumanavan , G. Vivekanandhan and P. Lakshmanaperumalsamy

Abstract:
Of the samples examined, 25.7% of children diarrhoeal samples harbored Aeromonas spp. Among them 16.7% were A. hydrophila. Though all the isolates were resistant to all β-lactam antibiotics (except carbapenem) and non β-lactam antibiotics tested and further studied for the presence of plasmid in all the strains. The majority of isolates were resistant to clarithromycin and vancomycin. Thirty one (77.5%) of the 40 isolates harbored plasmids, with sizes ranging from 2.6 to 15.2 kb. These results indicate that multiple antibiotic resistant and genetically diverse aeromonads are easily available among the children diarrhoeal samples collected from the study area. It indicates that the practice of frequent application of therapeutics for the treatment of diseases might have enhanced occurrence of drug resistance and carrying the resistant plasmids.
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R. Subashkumar , Tha. Thayumanavan , G. Vivekanandhan and P. Lakshmanaperumalsamy , 2007. Occurrence of Multiple Antibiotic Resistance among Children Diarrhoeal Isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila . Research Journal of Microbiology, 2: 58-65.

DOI: 10.3923/jm.2007.58.65

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jm.2007.58.65

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