|dc.contributor.author||Kimathi, N A||
|dc.identifier.citation||Masters of Medicine (Paediatrics)||en
|dc.description.abstract||Bacterial 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
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.publisher||University of Nairobi||en
|dc.title||Bacteriology of neonatal septicaemia and bacteraemia at the Kenyatta National Hospital||en
Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, ; bDepartment of Mental Health, School of Medicine,
Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya||