Molecular characterisation of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates from Gomel region, Belarus

D. Tapalski, Rene S. Hendriksen, Henrik Hasman, Peter Ahrens, Frank Møller Aarestrup

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Abstract

This study describes the characterisation by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) typing and antimicrobial resistance profiles of 35 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates, mostly from infections in children who acquired an infection outside hospitals in the Gomel region of Belarus. Thirty-one isolates were highly similar according to PFGE and MLVA typing, were multidrug-resistant, including resistance to ceftiofur, and harboured the bla(CTX-M-5) gene. These results indicate that a common source may have been responsible for most of the infections.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume13
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1030-1033
ISSN1198-743X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Salmonella Typhimurium
  • Belarus
  • MLVA typing
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • typing
  • PFGE

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