Relentless increase of resistance to fluoroquinolones and expanded-spectrum cephalosporins in Escherichia coli: 20 years of surveillance in resource-limited settings from Latin America.

@article{Bartoloni2013RelentlessIO,
  title={Relentless increase of resistance to fluoroquinolones and expanded-spectrum cephalosporins in Escherichia coli: 20 years of surveillance in resource-limited settings from Latin America.},
  author={Alessandro Bartoloni and Lucia Pallecchi and Eleonora Riccobono and Antonia Mantella and Donata Magnelli and Tiziana Di Maggio and Ana Liz Villagr{\'a}n and Yuni Lara and Carlos H Saavedra and Marianne Strohmeyer and Filippo Bartalesi and Christian Trigoso and Gian Maria Rossolini},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={356-61}
}
Previous studies on commensal Escherichia coli from healthy children in the Bolivian Chaco have shown remarkable resistance rates to the old antibiotics since the early 1990s, and the emergence of resistance to newer drugs (fluoroquinolones and expanded-spectrum cephalosporins) in the 2000s. Here we report the results of a new survey conducted in 2011 in the same setting. Rectal swabs were obtained from 482 healthy children (aged 6-72 months) from three urban areas of the Bolivian Chaco… CONTINUE READING