Table 3

Number and percentages of susceptibility of bacterial pathogen isolated from blood specimens of severely malnourished children below 60 months of age to selected antibiotics by HIV status.

Staphylococcus

Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Salmonella

Escherichia Coli

Haemophilus




Antimicrobials

Aureus n/total (%)

CoNn/total (%)

n/total (%)

Typhi n/total (%)

Enteriditis n/total (%)

T. muriumn/total (%)

n/total (%)

Influenza n/total (%)


Co-trimoxazole

4/17 (23)

0/3 (0)

0/11 (0)

1/5 (20)

2/9 (22)

6/21 (29)

0/6 (0)

0/2 (0)

Ampicillin

13/20 (65)

2/5 (40)

7/12 (58)

1/5 (20)

2/9 (22)

0/21 (0)

1/6 (17)

0/2 (0)

Augmentin*

12/14 (86)

2/3 (67)

10/11 (91)

3/5 (60)

2/8 (25)

4/21 (19)

1/6 (17)

1/2 (50)

Chloramphenicol

12/19 (63)

3/5 (60)

8/11 (73)

0/5 (0)

3/9 (33)

6/21 (29)

3/6 (50)

1/2 (50)

Cloxacillin

3/5 (60)

0/1 (0)

5/8 (62)

-

-

-

-

-

Cefuroxime

7/14 (50)

0/4 (0)

4/10 (40)

2/5 (40)

8/9 (89)

12/21 (57)

4/5 (80)

0/2 (0)

Ceftaxidime

9/15 (60)

1/3 (33)

5/6 (83)

1/5 (20)

0/2 (0)

4/7 (57)

1/4 (25)

1/1 (100)

Erythromycin

8/13 (61)

2/3 (67)

6/6 (100)

-

-

-

-

1/1 (100)

Gentamicin

15/17 (88)

4/5 (80)

3/7 (43)

4/5 (80)

9/9 (100)

16/21 (76)

5/6 (83)

1/2 (50)

Ceftriaxone

13/19 (68)

4/4 (100)

8/11 (73)

4/5 (80)

9/9 (100)

19/21 (91)

5/5 (100)

2/2 (100)

Ciprofloxacin

9/10 (90)

4/5 (80)

3/4 (75)

5/5 (100)

2/2 (100)

7/7 (100)

3/3 (100)

1/1 (100)


* Amoxicillin-clav, Coagulase Negative, Typhimurium

Bachou et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2006 6:160   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-160

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