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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 242-244

Nosocomial Infections Due To Unusual Salmonella Serotypes – A Report From Calicut, Kerala



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A total of 18 salmonella strains were isolated from Blood and C.S.F. sent from the Newborn nursery, Medical College, Calicut during the year 1988. 8 strains of salmonella isolated during March-May were identified as S.cerro and 1 strain as S.sandeigo. 9 strains of Sl monophasic variant were isolated during June-September. All the strains were sensitive to Cefotaxime, amikacin and Cefazolin. 17 strains (94.5%) showed resistance to Ampicllin, 13 strains (66.3%) to Cotrimoxazole, 4 strains (22.3%) to Chloramphenicol and Kanamycin and 1 strain (5.5%) to Gentamicin. This is the first report of neonatal infections due to unusual salmonellae from Kerala.






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