Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana.

Bosu, William and Acquah, Samuel (1996) Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana. East African Medical Journal, 73 (7). pp. 468-70.

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Abstract

A total of 857 urine specimens were received at the Cape Coast Central Hospital between 1993 and 1995 for microscopy, culture and sensitivity. Of these, 225 (26.2%) yielded significant bacterial growth. Twelve organisms were isolated with Escherichia coli, coliforms and Klebsiella species accounting for about 79% of all bacterial isolates. Over 76% of isolates were resistant to cotrimoxazole, ampicillin and tetracycline. However, over 81% were sensitive to cefuroxime, gentamicin, nalidixic acid and nitrofurantoin. Except for cefuroxime, the sensitivity of isolates to all antibiotics tested were generally lower in 1995 than in 1993. A decreasing trend in the antibiotic sensitivity of E. coli over the three-year period was observed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: East African Medical Journal
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 131628
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2019 12:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 09:58
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/131628

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