Antibiotic Resistance in Commensal Escherichia coli in Armenia

Astghik Pepoyan, Susanna Mirzabekyan, Rustam Aminov

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In this study, we investigated the frequency of antibiotic resistance among human commensal Escherichia coli strains isolated from several cohorts, healthy and diseased, in Armenian populations during 2002-2005. Also, the antibiotic resistance profile of selected gut microbiota was studied in people taking the commercial probiotic preparation Okarin. There was a gradual significant increase in the number of multi-resistant (resistant to two and more classes of antibiotics) commensal E. coli strains in general populations from 3% in 2002 to 17% in 2005. Comparative analysis of the general population cohort with the cohorts with Familial Mediterranean Fever, chronic colitis, gastritis, and peptic ulcers in 2004-2005 revealed that the diseased populations carry a significantly higher load of antibiotic resistant E. Coli.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronic Journal of Natural Sciences
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)28-31
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • DRUG resistance in microorganisms


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