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Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance and integrons in Escherichia coli from Punjab, Pakistan

Authors
Journal
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
1517-8382
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1590/s1517-83822011000200008
Keywords
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Short Communication

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance was studied in Escherichia coli strains isolated from urine samples of 457 patients suffering from urinary tract infection. High prevalence of class 1 integrons (43.56%), sulfamethoxazole resistance genes sul1 (45.54%) and sul2 (51.48%) along with occurrence of quinolone resistance genes was detected in multi drug resistance isolates.

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