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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-134

Shigellosis In Ludhiana

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The incidence of predominant shigella serogroups and their drug sensitivity was studied in Ludhiana, a thickly populated industrial city of Punjab during 1984-85. Out of 1267 diarrhoeal stool samples examined, Shigella were found in 201 (15.9%) cases, Sh. flexneri was the commonest (51.2%) followed by Sh. dysenteriae (39.3%), Sh. Sonnei (6%) and Sh. boydii (3.5%). Among different serotypes, the more prevalent serotypes were Sh. dysenteriae 1 (36.8%), Sh. flexneri 1b (17.4%), 2a (12.4%) and (10.9%), Sh. sonnei (6%) and Sh. boydii 1 (3.5%). The peak incidence of Sh. dysenteriae was in October and that of Sh. flexneri during October-November, Most Shigella serogroups were highly sensitive to nalidixic acid, gentamicin, gabbromycin, furazolidine, neomycin and cephalothin, while majority of these showed resistance to ampicillin, tetracycline, cotrimoxazole, chloramphenicol and streptomycin.

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