Clinical profile, antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates and factors associated with complications in culture ‐proven typhoid patients admitted to an urban hospital in Bangladesh

Abstract ObjectivesTyphoid fever is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in typhoid endemic countries like Bangladesh. However, data on the clinical and microbiological profile as well as factors associated with complications of typhoid in Bangladesh are scarce. We intended to characterize the clinical and microbiological profile of culture‐proven typhoid fever and to identify factors associated with complications. MethodologyRetrospective analysis of clinical data from 431 patients with culture‐confirmed typhoid fever admitted to Dhaka hospital of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, between January 2010 and December 2014. Clinical and microbiological profiles of the patients including age, sex, and duration of illness prior to hospital admission, hematological parameters and the antimicrobial resistance profile of the infecting isolate, duration of hospital stay and defervescence time were examined by logistic regression to identify the factors associated with complications. ResultAbout 1 of 3 patients were children under 5 years and 21.5% of them were severely malnourished. During hospitalization, 17.4% patients developed complications; mainly encephalopathy (6.7%), ileus (6.5%) and pneumonia (3.5%). Among culture‐positive cases, 28.3% isolates showed multidrug resistant (MDR) and more than 90% of isolates were resistant to nalidixic acid and had intermediate sensitivity to ciprofloxacin. Five isolates were resistant to azit...
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Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: aromatic polyketide Fusarium marine fungus secondary metabolite sponge Full Research Paper Source Type: research
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