Antibiotic resistance in a very remote Amazonas community.

  title={Antibiotic resistance in a very remote Amazonas community.},
  author={Alessandro Bartoloni and Lucia Pallecchi and Hugo Rodr{\'i}guez and Connie Fern{\'a}ndez and Antonia Mantella and Filippo Bartalesi and Marianne Strohmeyer and Charlotte Kristiansson and Eduardo Gotuzzo and Franco Paradisi and Gian Maria Rossolini},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={33 2},
In a very remote human community of the Peruvian Amazonas with minimal antibiotic exposure, high levels of acquired resistance to the oldest antibiotics (ampicillin, tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, streptomycin and chloramphenicol) were detected in commensal Escherichia coli, with remarkable diversity of resistant clones and of resistance genes and plasmids. This pattern was similar overall to that previously observed in a very remote community of Bolivia. It was also similar to… CONTINUE READING


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