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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 104-6  

Serogroup prevalence of Shigellae in Bombay.

M Sonawala, K Saraswathi, LP Deodhar 
 Dept of Microbiology, LTM Medical College, Sion, Bombay.

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M Sonawala
Dept of Microbiology, LTM Medical College, Sion, Bombay.

Prevalence of Shigellae serotypes in Bombay was studied from June 1988 to May 1991. A total of 2758 faecal specimens were collected from paediatric patients (< 12 yrs) with acute gastroenteritis. A total of 90 Shigella were isolated giving the isolation rate of 3.2%. Shigella flexneri was the predominant serogroup (73.3%) followed by Shigella dysenteriae (16.6%). All the isolates were sensitive to nalidixic acid. Eighty percent of the Shigellae were multidrug resistant. Present data were compared with the study carried out during the period of 1983-87 from the same institute. A change in the serogroup prevalence was noted wherein Shigella flexneri dominated over Shigella dysenteriae since 1985. Increase in resistance to ampicillin and cotrimoxazole was seen in Shigella flexneri strains as compared to previous years.


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Sonawala M, Saraswathi K, Deodhar L P. Serogroup prevalence of Shigellae in Bombay. J Postgrad Med 1995;41:104-6


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Sonawala M, Saraswathi K, Deodhar L P. Serogroup prevalence of Shigellae in Bombay. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];41:104-6
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