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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-36

Typing and antibiogram of Vibrio cholerae isolates from a tertiary care hospital in Pune: A 3 year study

1 Department of Microbiology, B.J.G.M.C, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, NICED (ICMR) Kolkata, India

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Meghna S Palewar
Department of Microbiology, B.J.G.M.C, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.146375

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A retrospective analysis was done over a period of 3 years (January 2010- December 2012) in a tertiary care hospital, Pune, to note the changes in the prevalence and distribution of biotypes, serotypes, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and phage types of Vibrio cholerae isolates from clinical samples so as to be vigilant and curtail major outbreak in future. Vibrio cholerae isolates were obtained from 4.4% of the 1126 fecal specimens processed from cases of acute watery diarrhea. Majority of the isolates were identified as V. cholerae O1 biotype El Tor serotype Ogawa (98%); Phage 27 was the predominant type (77.5%). Majority of the cases were encountered during the months June-August (68%). Antibiogram over a period of 3 years showed that isolates were consistently resistant to Ampicillin (90%) and Furazolidone (88%). Low level of resistance was seen with Norfloxacin (8%), Gentamicin (8%) and Tetracycline (6%). All isolates were susceptible to Chloramphenicol.

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