Table 7

Blood culture isolates and antibiotic resistance patterns

Organisms isolated

Number

Resistant to TMP-SMX

Resistance to selected antibiotics


S. pneumoniae

4

1 (only 1 tested)

Pen sensitive 1; intermediate resistance 2; resistant 1

Gram negative respiratory H. influenzae

2

2 (100%)

Amp 0 (0%)

S. aureus*

3

2 (66.6%)

Clox – 2 (77.3%) Gent 2 (81.8%), Amik – 0

Enterobacteriacae†

13

8 (72.3%)

CTX – 6 (54.5%); Gent – 6 (54.5%); Amik – 1 (10%); PTZ -10 (31.3%) Mero – 0

Acinetobacter

1

0

CTX – 0; gent – 0

Pseudomonas

1

1

PTZ -1; Gent – 1; Amik – 1

Shigella flexneri

1

1

Amp – 0; gent -1


*No data for one isolate

† Two isolates had no data for for cefotaxime, gentamicin and TMP-SMX; Three had no data for amikacin

Clox – cloxacillin; Gent – gentamicin; Amik – amikacin; Pen – penicillin; Amp – ampicillin; CTX – cefotaxime; PTZ – piperacillin/tazobactam; Mero – meropenem

Cotton et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2008 8:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-8-40

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