Document Type



Pathology and Microbiology


Shigellosis is an important public health problem, especially in developing countries. Antibiotic treatment of dysentery aimed at resolving diarrhea or reducing its duration, and to prevent transmission to other close contacts. Isolates with resistance to first line drugs have been reported throughout world, third generation cephalosporins and quinolones are mainstay of treatment. Shigella flexneri resistant to third generation cephalosporins in a clinical isolate is a rare finding, and this has been reported for the first time in Pakistan.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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Pathology Commons