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Multidrug resistant typhoid fever: study of an outbreak in Calcutta.
Indian Pediatr. 1992 Jan; 29(1):61-6.IP

Abstract

Of 103 cases of typhoid fever admitted to the Pediatric Wing of our hospital during the months of August 1989 to April 1990, 82.5% were resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and co-trimoxozole. Nearly 87% children were in the age group of 3-10 years. Fever was present in all and splenomegaly in 90.2% cases. Urinary retention during the course of illness was present in 2 cases. The positivity rate of blood culture, bone marrow culture and Widal test was 83.7, 100 and 13.5%, respectively. Majority of the strains were of Phage 51-Type I. For the treatment of multidrug resistant cases gentamicin and furazolidine proved ineffective. Ciprofloxacin was tried in 85 cases and was found to be effective in all cases with no side effects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Command Hospital (East Comd), Calcutta.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1601498

Citation

Arora, R K., et al. "Multidrug Resistant Typhoid Fever: Study of an Outbreak in Calcutta." Indian Pediatrics, vol. 29, no. 1, 1992, pp. 61-6.
Arora RK, Gupta A, Joshi NM, et al. Multidrug resistant typhoid fever: study of an outbreak in Calcutta. Indian Pediatr. 1992;29(1):61-6.
Arora, R. K., Gupta, A., Joshi, N. M., Kataria, V. K., Lall, P., & Anand, A. C. (1992). Multidrug resistant typhoid fever: study of an outbreak in Calcutta. Indian Pediatrics, 29(1), 61-6.
Arora RK, et al. Multidrug Resistant Typhoid Fever: Study of an Outbreak in Calcutta. Indian Pediatr. 1992;29(1):61-6. PubMed PMID: 1601498.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Multidrug resistant typhoid fever: study of an outbreak in Calcutta. AU - Arora,R K, AU - Gupta,A, AU - Joshi,N M, AU - Kataria,V K, AU - Lall,P, AU - Anand,A C, PY - 1992/1/1/pubmed PY - 1992/1/1/medline PY - 1992/1/1/entrez SP - 61 EP - 6 JF - Indian pediatrics JO - Indian Pediatr VL - 29 IS - 1 N2 - Of 103 cases of typhoid fever admitted to the Pediatric Wing of our hospital during the months of August 1989 to April 1990, 82.5% were resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and co-trimoxozole. Nearly 87% children were in the age group of 3-10 years. Fever was present in all and splenomegaly in 90.2% cases. Urinary retention during the course of illness was present in 2 cases. The positivity rate of blood culture, bone marrow culture and Widal test was 83.7, 100 and 13.5%, respectively. Majority of the strains were of Phage 51-Type I. For the treatment of multidrug resistant cases gentamicin and furazolidine proved ineffective. Ciprofloxacin was tried in 85 cases and was found to be effective in all cases with no side effects. SN - 0019-6061 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1601498/Multidrug_resistant_typhoid_fever:_study_of_an_outbreak_in_Calcutta_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -