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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--51

Antimicrobial susceptibility of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. isolated from environmental samples

M Baserisalehi, AY Al-Mahdi, BP Kapadnis 
 Department of Microbiology, University of Pune, Pune-411 007, Maharashtra, India

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B P Kapadnis
Department of Microbiology, University of Pune, Pune-411 007, Maharashtra
India

Environmental samples were subjected to determine frequency of occurrence of pathogenic campylobacters in the environment. The antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates was tested to evaluate the level of antibiotic sensitive campylobacters in the environment of investigation. In all, 70 Campylobacter isolates were obtained from water and domestic animal faeces samples using Kapadnis-Baseri device and antimicrobial susceptibility of them was determined by disc diffusion test and E- test. The results indicated that all the isolates of Campylobacter were sensitive to ciprofloxacin and resistant to cefotaxime, cephalexin and ampicillin. Lowest MIC values were observed for ciprofloxacin and gentamicin (2g/mL) and highest MIC values for ampicillin and chloramphinicol (256g/mL). In general, pathogenic Campylobacter spp. were prevalent in large numbers in the environment, however, they were sensitive to ciprofloxacin.

How to cite this article:
Baserisalehi M, Al-Mahdi A Y, Kapadnis B P. Antimicrobial susceptibility of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. isolated from environmental samples.Indian J Med Microbiol 2005;23:48-51

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Baserisalehi M, Al-Mahdi A Y, Kapadnis B P. Antimicrobial susceptibility of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. isolated from environmental samples. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Oct 20 ];23:48-51
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