Emergence of Resistance to Fluoroquinolones and Third-Generation Cephalosporins in Salmonella Typhi in Lahore, Pakistan

Rasheed, Farhan, Saeed, Muhammad, Alikhan, Nabil-Fareed, Baker, David, Khurshid, Mohsin, Ainsworth, Emma V., Turner, A. Keith, Imran, Ambereen Anwar, Rasool, Muhammad Hidayat, Saqalein, Muhammad, Nisar, Muhammad Atif, Fayyaz Ur Rehman, Muhammad, Wain, John, Yasir, Muhammad, Langridge, Gemma C. and Ikram, Aamer (2020) Emergence of Resistance to Fluoroquinolones and Third-Generation Cephalosporins in Salmonella Typhi in Lahore, Pakistan. Microorganisms, 8 (9). ISSN 2076-2607

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Abstract

Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi has been reported in Sindh province of Pakistan since 2016. The potential for further spread is of serious concern as remaining treatment options are severely limited. We report the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of 27 XDR S. Typhi isolated from patients attending Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. Isolates were identified by biochemical profiling; antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by a modified Kirby-Bauer method. These findings were confirmed using Illumina whole genome nucleotide sequence data. All sequences were compared to the outbreak strain from Southern Pakistan and typed using the S. Typhi genotyping scheme. All isolates were confirmed by a sequence analysis to harbor an IncY plasmid and the CTX-M-15 ceftriaxone resistance determinant. All isolates were of the same genotypic background as the outbreak strain from Sindh province. We report the first emergence of XDR S. Typhi in Punjab province of Pakistan confirmed by whole genome sequencing.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 23:59
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 23:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77129
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms8091336

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