ISSN 2321–3647
Tue, 26 Sep 2017

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Salmonella spp. Isolated from Clinical Samples of Bangladesh

Tanzina Akter*1, Mohammad Jakir Hossain1, Md Sumon Khan1, Sohana Al Sanjee1, Kaniz Fatema1, Suvamoy Datta1.

1. Department of Microbiology, Primeasia University, HBR Tower 9, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.


ABSTRACT

Typhoid fever (Enteric fever) is a serious life-threatening illness caused by mostly Salmonella Typhi and also by Salmonella Paratyphi to a lesser extent. This study was carried out to isolate, identify Salmonella spp. from the blood samples of patients who were suspected of suffering from typhoid fever and to determine the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the selected Salmonella spp. Salmonella spp. was detected in 122 of 1167 samples. Among which 87 (77.68%) were Salmonella Typhi and 25 (22.32%) were Salmonella Paratyphi. The most susceptible age group for Salmonella spp. is 21-30 years. Males (67.86%) are mostly infected by Salmonella spp. than females (32.14%). Salmonella Typhi (77.68%) was found as the predominant etiological agent of typhoid fever followed by Salmonella Paratyphi (22.32%) in our study. Salmonella spp. were resistant against Nalidixic acid, Co-trimoxazole and Pipercillin but sensitive against Ceftriaxone, Imipenem, Meropenem, Amikacin, Cefixime, Ceftazidime, Gentamicin, Cefotaxime. From this study, it can be concluded that these third generation antibiotics still can be used as effective drugs for the treatment of typhoid fever.  

Keywords: Typhoid fever, Salmonella spp., Antibiotics, Multi-drug resistance.


[PDF]  Viewed: 640  Downloaded: 137
  • Call for paper
    Call for paper

    American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research (AJPHR) is a peer-reviewed, monthly official international journal allowing access to abstracts and full-text.

  • Email & SMS Alerts
    Email & SMS Alerts

    Email/SMS alert system is one of the key features and gives update information about the submitted manuscript.

    Read more...

  • Article Statastics
    Article Statastics

    American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research (AJPHR) provides unique facility for authors to know popularity of articles on basis of numbers of PDF download and views. It will display in tabulated format.

  • Online Submission
    Online Submission

    American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research (AJPHR) is one of the International open access journal devoted to various disciplines in science and technology.

    Read more...

web counter
web counter