Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Vibrio cholerae isolates

  • S D Shrestha Department of Microbiology, National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu
  • S Malla Department of Microbiology, National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu
  • BR Adhikari Department of Microbiology, National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu
  • G Shakya Department of Microbiology, National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu
  • SR Basnyat Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur
  • S Sharma Department of Microbiology, National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, Kathmandu

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Cholera is one of the most common diarrhoeal diseases in Nepal. Etiological agent of cholera is Vibrio cholerae which removes essential body fluids, salts and vital nutrients, which are necessary for life causing dehydration and malnutrition. Emerging antimicrobial resistant is common. The aim of the present study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of cholera patients in Nepal.

METHODS:

All the laboratory works were conducted in the bacteriology section of National Public Health Laboratory, Teku from March to September 2005. During this period a total of 340 stool samples from diarrhoeal patients were collected and processed according to the standard laboratory methods. Each patient suffering from diarrhoea was directly interviewed for his or her clinical history during sample collection.

RESULTS:

A total of 340 stool samples were processed and studied from both sex including all ages of patients. Among the processed sample 53 Vibrio cholerae cases were found. All isolated Vibrio cholerae O1 were El Tor, Inaba. All isolated (100%) Vibrio cholerae O1 were sensitive to Ampicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Erythromycin and Tetracycline whereas all were resistant to Nalidixic acid and Cotrimoxazole. Only 15.1% cases were sensitive to Furazolidone whereas 84.9% were resistant.

CONCLUSION:

All V. cholerae strains isolated in this study were found resistant to Multi Drug Resistant (resistant to at least two antibiotics of different group). Ampicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Erythromycin and Tetracycline were found still more potent antibiotics against Vibrio cholerae isolated during the study.

Keywords: antibiotics, susceptibility, Vibrio cholera.
Published
2010-09-30
How to Cite
Shrestha, S., Malla, S., Adhikari, B., Shakya, G., Basnyat, S., & Sharma, S. (2010). Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Vibrio cholerae isolates. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 49(179). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.95
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Original Article