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Because of the antibiotic resistance development over the past half-century, the options for antimicrobial therapy in shigellosis are limited to a small number of drugs. Over time, the antimicrobial resistance patterns of Shigella spp. have changed according to geographical locations and the treatment process became more complicated.

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We conclude that Shigella spp. can be considered as an etiological agent of diarrhoea with a high level of antibiotic resistance in Ahvaz, Iran.


since the drug resistance pattern of Shigella differs in geographical regions and over time within a country, continuous and regular surveillance programs are necessary.

nabi jomehzadeh
Abadan University of Medical Sciences

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This page is a summary of: Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Shigella species isolated from diarrheal patients in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, Infection and Drug Resistance, January 2019, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/idr.s187861.
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