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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-85

Ceftriaxone-resistant Shigella flexneri: A case report


1 Infectious Diseases Unit, Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Junais Koleri
Infectious Diseases Unit, Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.144724

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Shigella dysentery is common in developing countries, where poor hygienic conditions exist. Though most cases of shigellosis are self-limited, the cause for concern is the rising incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) shigella strains due to irrational use of antibiotics. We report a case of shigella dysentery caused by Ceftriaxone-resistant Shigella flexneri 2a, susceptible only to Azithromycin. The patient recovered after treatment with Azithromycin.


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