Chloramphenicol-resistant typhoid fever: An emerging problem in Oman

Sittana Shamseldin Elshafie*, Akbar Mohamed Rafay

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Until recently multiply drug-resistant Salmonella typhi was uncommon in the Sultanate of Oman. in 1990 the first isolate of chloramphenicol-resistant S. typhi from an Indian expatriate was reported. in 1991, 58 cases of typhoid fever were diagnosed, of whom 19 (33% were resistant to chloramphenicol. All patients with chloramphenicol-resistant S. typhi are either Indians or Omani with a history of recent travel to India. Chloramphenicol may not be the appropriate blind therapy for such patients. Ciprofloxacin may be the alternative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-820
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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