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Table 3 Antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of Staphylococcus aureus and Coliforms, the commonest bacterial isolates of children with septicaemia in Calabar Nigeria

From: Bacterial isolates from blood cultures of children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria

Types of organism % of isolates susceptible to antimicrobial agents*
  A C E Se Ge CFT CFZ CEX Z
Staphylococcus aureus 4.4 57.6 90.1 28.5 86.6 66.9 100 100 100
  (136) (159) (182) (123) (179) (115) (30) (65) (19)
Coliforms 11.4 34.1 - 23.6 61.6 78.8 83.3 76.5 92.9
  (44) (91) - (72) (86) (66) (18) (34) (14)
  1. *Figures in parenthesis show number of isolates tested.
  2. Legend:
  3. A = Ampicillin C = Chloramphenicol
  4. E = Erythromycin Se = Cotrimoxazole
  5. Ge = Gentamicin CFZ = Ceftriazone
  6. CFT = Ceftazidine CEX = Cefuroxime
  7. Z = Azithromycin