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Table 1 Antimicrobial resistance pattern of bacteria isolated from post-operative SSIs

From: Predominance of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens causing surgical site infections in Muhimbili national hospital, Tanzania

Bacteria isolates (N) Antimicrobial agents resisted (%)
P AP AMC CRO CAZ CTX C TS TE E CD CN CP MEM
E. coli (n = 13) NA 100 92 92 92 92 42 85 85 NA NA 92 58 0
K. pneumonia (n = 16) NA 100 94 81 88 88 54 94 56 NA NA 67 56 0
P. mirabilis ( n = 16) NA 73 87 69 67 100 69 69 94 NA NA 63 56 0
A. baumannii (n = 15) NA 100 100 100 86 100 100 77 73 NA NA 86 47 40
P. aeruginosa (n = 24) NA NA NA 88 21 NA NA NA NA NA NA 8 8 0
Other G – (n = 30) NA 90 83 83 57 76 73 77 65 NA NA 38 47 0
S. aureus (n = 18) 83 92 73 47 NA NA 20 35 39 17 6 33 29 NA
Other G + (n = 15) 67 40 67 50 NA NA 50 42 47 79 25 62 65 NA
  1. G-: Gram negative bacteria [P.stuartii, M.morgannii, P.vulgaris, Enterobacter spp, Citrobacter spp), G+: Gram positive cocci [CoNS, E.faecalis]. P = Penicillin, AP = Ampicillin, AMC = Amoxycillin/clavulanic acid, CRO = Ceftriaxone, CAZ = Ceftazidime, CTX = Cefotaxime, C = Chloramphenicol, TS = Co-trimoxazole, TE = Tetracycline, E = Erythromycin, CD = Clindamycin, CN = Gentamicin, CIP = Ciprofloxacin, MEM = Meropenem.