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.
|Journal||Electronic Journal of Natural Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- DRUG resistance in microorganisms