Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1990  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11--4

Outbreak of dysentery due to nalidixic acid resistant S. dysenteriae 1 at Agartala, Tripura : a hospital based study.


P Datta, D Sen 
 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases Calcutta

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P Datta
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases Calcutta

During the epidemic of bacillary dysentery at Agartala, Tripura, a total of 62 hospitalized patients suffering from diarrhoeal diseases were studied during the later part (11-16 June, 1988) of the epidemic. Principal features of Shigellosis cases were discussed. Of these 62 cases investigated, 19(30.6%) cases had the mucoid diarrhoea. From them S.dysenteriae type 1 and S.flexneri had been recovered from 31.6% and 10.5% cases, respectively. All the strains of S.dysenteriae type 1 isolated during the period of investigation were resistant to nalidixic acid.


How to cite this article:
Datta P, Sen D. Outbreak of dysentery due to nalidixic acid resistant S. dysenteriae 1 at Agartala, Tripura : a hospital based study. Indian J Public Health 1990;34:11-4


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Datta P, Sen D. Outbreak of dysentery due to nalidixic acid resistant S. dysenteriae 1 at Agartala, Tripura : a hospital based study. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1990 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];34:11-4
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