ISSN 2409-5834

An Overview of Extensively Drug-resistant Salmonella Typhi from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Pakistan

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Sirichand ,Asma Bilal ,Kausar Keerio ,Kanwal Shaikh ,Muhammad Tariq ,Muhammad Aslam Chandio


Objective: The study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of multi drug resistant (MDR) and extended drug resistant (XDR) S. Typhi in a tertiary care hospital. Background: The MDR and XDR cases of S. Typhi causing typhoid fever have been significantly increased in Pakistan, just taking Hyderabad alone out of several cities in Pakistan, more than 800 cases of XDR typhoid were identified in year 2016-17, which labeled the whole region as endemic for typhoid. Study Design: A retrospective study.

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