Are there antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella typhi (S typhi) or S paratyphi?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

S typhi and S paratyphi rarely develop antibiotic resistance during treatment. If an antibiotic has been chosen according to sensitivities, relapse should dictate a search for anatomic, pathologic, or genetic predispositions rather than for an alternate antibiotic.


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