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dc.contributor.authorKimathi, N A
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-03T11:59:54Z
dc.date.issued1981
dc.identifier.citationMasters of Medicine (Paediatrics)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/28724
dc.description.abstractBacterial growth was obtained from 114 neonates from all the paediatric units of the Kenyatta National Hospital (K. N. H. ) where neonates are admitted and managed during the period January to December, 1980. The positive bacterial blood cultures of the 114 neonates were Staphylococcus albus in 35 cases (29. 7%, Staphylococcus aureus in 24 cases (20. 3%) Escherichia coll in 21 cases (17.:I8%), Klebsiella in 17 cases (14. 4%), Streptococcus faecalis in 7 cases (5. 9%), proteus in Streptococcus virians in 2 cases (1. 7%) and alkaligines faecalis and Enterobacter in 1 case (0. 8%) each. A mixed growth of 2 microorganisms was obtained from 4 blood specimens. Staphylococcus albus was 71. 4% sensitive to cotrimoxazole, 65.7% sensitive to Lincomycin, 57. 1% sensitive to each of Erythromycin and Methicillin, 17. 2% sensitive to ampicillin and only 8.6% sensitive co penicillin - G. 79.2% sensitive to cotrtrnoxazole, 58.3% sensitlve to methicillin and 41. 7% sensitive to erythromycin. It. showed 100'% resistance to btoh ampicillin and penicillin - G. Sensitivity to Centamycin and Kanamycin was not rested for both to cotrtrnoxazole, 64.7% sensitive to kanamycin and 11. 8% sensitive to arnpiciIlin. Klebsiella. Was 100% sensitive to gentarnycin, 82.4% sensitive to cotrimoxazole, 64.7% sensitive to kanamycin and only 11. 8% sensitive to ampicillin. From only one specimen proteus was recovered which was 100% resistant to both gentamycin and kanamycin but 100% sensitive to cotrimoxazole .en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Nairobien
dc.titleBacteriology of neonatal septicaemia and bacteraemia at the Kenyatta National Hospitalen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.departmenta Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, ; bDepartment of Mental Health, School of Medicine, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
local.embargo.terms6 monthsen


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