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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Oct;20(10):O636-9. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12592. Epub 2014 Mar 26.

Extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli faecal carriage in Spanish travellers returning from tropical and subtropical countries.

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Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, (CRESIB), (Hospital Clínic - University of Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) -producing Escherichia coli in stool samples from 457 patients with travellers' diarrhoea who had travelled to tropical and subtropical countries. Ninety-seven ESBL-producing E. coli strains were isolated from 17.9% of the patients (82/457). CTX-M-15 was the most prevalent enzyme (80%) and India was the most visited country and showed the highest prevalence of positive samples (37.4%).

KEYWORDS:

CTX-M-15; Cephalosporin resistant; Enterobacteriaceae; India; diarrhoea

PMID:
24528474
DOI:
10.1111/1469-0691.12592
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