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Table 4 Antimicrobial resistance pattern of isolated bacteria from blood (N=74)

From: Neonatal sepsis at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; aetiology, antimicrobial sensitivity pattern and clinical outcome

Organism Antibacterial agent
Amp R n (%) Clox R n (%) Gent R n (%) Amik R n (%) Cefur R n (%) Ceft R n(%)
Staphy. aureus 23 (85.2) 22 (81.5) 15 (55.6) 0 (0) 4 (14.8) 4 (14.8)
Klebsiella species 22 (100) 21 (95.5) 17 (77.3) 1 (4.5) 8 (36.4) 4 (18.2)
E. coli 13 (92.9) 14 (100) 6 (42.9) 0 (0) 1 (7.1) 2 (14.3)
Group B Streptococci 0 (0) 1 (100) 1 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Pseudomonas spp 1 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (50) 1 (50)
Other Strept. species 1 (50) 0 (0) 1 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 60 (88.2) 58 (85.3) 40 (58.8) 1 (1.5) 14 (20.6) 11 (16.2)
  1. Amp: Ampicillin, Clox: Cloxacillin, Gent: Gentamycin, Amik: Amikacin, Cefur: Cefuroxime, Ceft: Ceftriaxone, R: Resistance.