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Revista chilena de infectología

versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018

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SIMALUIZA, Rosa; TOLEDO, Zorayda  y  FERNANDEZ, Heriberto. Prevalence and antimicrobial behavior of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in children with diarrhea in Loja city, Ecuador. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.2, pp.213-215. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0716-10182018000200213.

Introduction:

Campylobacter is an important agent of diarrhea in humans. In Ecuador, the information on Campylobacter is scarce and there are not antecedents about antimicrobial susceptibility.

Objective:

To describe Campylobacter prevalence in children with diarrhea and their behavior against five antimicrobials in vitro.

Method:

We studied 253 children with diarrhea aging 7 months to 9 years who consulted for diarrhea in two hospitals in the city of Loja. Fecal samples were cultured and identification by tests by phenotypic tests and multiplex PCR. Susceptibility to 5 antibiotics was determined by the disc-diffusion method.

Results:

Campylobacter was found in 16 (6.3%) children, being C. jejuni the most frequent one (5.1%), followed by C. coli (1.2%). All strains were susceptible to gentamicin and ampicillin/clavulanic acid, being found low resistance to ampicillin and erythromycin and high resistance to ciprofloxacin.

Palabras clave : Campylobacter; diarrhea; children; Ecuador; antimicrobial resistance.

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