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Table 5 Antimicrobial resistance pattern of isolated bacteria from swabs (N=2974)

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 116 (87.9) 106 (80.3) 69 (52.3) 7 (5.3) 45 (34.1) 55 (41.7)
Kleb species 75 (97.4) 75 (97.4) 47 (61) 2 (2.6) 34 (44.2) 31 (40.3)
E. coli 63 (88.7) 60 (84.5) 28 (39.4) 5 (7) 24 (33.8) 19 (26.8)
Pseudomonas spp 7 (100) 7 (100) 4 (57.1) 0 (0) 4 (57.1) 6 (85.7)
Proteus species 6 (85.7) 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (28.6)
Total 267(90.8) 253 (86.1) 150 (51.0) 14 (4.8) 107(36.4) 113 (38.4)
  1. Amp: Ampicillin, Clox: Cloxacillin, Gent: Gentamycin, Amik: Amikacin, Cefur: Cefuroxime, Ceft: Ceftriaxone, R: Resistance.