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Antimicrobial resistance of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli isolated from children under the age of 5 years from Ifakara, Tanzania.

Abstract:

Diarrhea caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria is an important public health problem among children in developing countries. The prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in 346 children under 5 years of age in Ifakara, Tanzania, were studied. Thirty-eight percent of the cases of diarrhea were due to multiresistant enterotoxigenic E. coli, enteroaggregative E. coli, or enteropathogenic E. coli. Strains of all three E. coli categories showed high-level resi...

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Journal:
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume:
43
Issue:
12
Pages:
3022-3024
Publication date:
1999-12-05
EISSN:
1098-6596
ISSN:
0066-4804
URN:
uuid:7f8e67cc-1011-42e0-a05d-00e17e2b1ec3
Source identifiers:
71907
Local pid:
pubs:71907

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