Identification of Shigella sonnei biotype g isolates carrying class 2 integrons in Italy (2001 to 2003)

Caterina Mammina, Mirella Pontello, Anna Dal Vecchio, Antonino Nastasi, Natale Lorenzi, Marco Passera, Theodora Kourenta, Filomena Ciziceno, Milena Arghittu, Patrizia Cambieri, Cristina Romani, Francesca Di Bernardo, Francesca Merlino, Anna D'Accardo, Lvira Di Stefano, Mario Menozzi, Patrizia Mondello, Nicolò Casuccio, Claudio D'Angelo, Salvatore Sammarco

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Abstract

Phenotyping and genotyping have been carried out on 64 epidemic and sporadic isolates of Shigella sonnei identified in Italy in the years 2001 to 2003. Class 2 integron carriage has been also investigated. Isolates from four of the five outbreaks and four of six sporadic cases were biotype g, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type B, and class 2 integron positive, suggesting emergence and spread of an epidemic clone in Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2467-2470
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Mammina, C., Pontello, M., Dal Vecchio, A., Nastasi, A., Lorenzi, N., Passera, M., Kourenta, T., Ciziceno, F., Arghittu, M., Cambieri, P., Romani, C., Di Bernardo, F., Merlino, F., D'Accardo, A., Di Stefano, L., Menozzi, M., Mondello, P., Casuccio, N., D'Angelo, C., & Sammarco, S. (2005). Identification of Shigella sonnei biotype g isolates carrying class 2 integrons in Italy (2001 to 2003). Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43(5), 2467-2470. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.43.5.2467-2470.2005