Multiple drug-resistance in Shigella flexneri isolated from a patient with human immunodeficiency virus

Rita M. Gander, Mark T. LaRocco

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Abstract

Persistent shigellosis, due to Shigella flexneri resistant to multiple antibiotics, developed in a 40-yr-old homosexual man with human immunodeficiency virus infection. The Shigella strain demonstrated resistance to ampicillin, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Although Shigella flexneri isolates resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are uncommon in the United States, laboratories should monitor resistance patterns through routine in vitro susceptibility testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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