Quinolones: drug of choice for enteric fever?

Joshi, S; Wattal, C; Sharma, A; Oberoi, JK and Prasad, KJ (2004) Quinolones: drug of choice for enteric fever? Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 22 (4). pp. 271-272. ISSN 0255-0857

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Enteric fever is a major public health problem in India. The emergence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhi (resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol and cotrimoxazole - ACCo) led to the use of quinolones (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin) as the first-line drug for treatment. During the last few years, treatment failures with ciprofloxacin with increase in minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of S. typhi to ciprofloxacin has been observed.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Letter to editor
Uncontrolled Keywords:Salmonella, Salmonella Typhi, Quinolones, Entric Fever
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Resistance
-Institutional Repositories > Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 2-Ring > Quinolines > Quinolones
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections
ID Code:224
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:06 July 2005

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