International Journal of Pediatrics / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Bacterial Isolates and Antibiotic Sensitivity among Gambian Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

Table 2

Isolated bacterial pathogens and sites of infection.

Bacterial isolatesSite of isolated pathogensTotal
BloodUrineaSkinb,cEard

Gram positive
Staphylococcus aureus 426
Coagulase negative staphylococci 1919
Streptococcus pneumonia 44
 Group A Streptococci 11
 Group F Streptococci 11
Other Streptococci 11
Bacillus species22
Gram negative
Nontyphoidal salmonellae 55
Haemophilus influenzae (nontype b)22
Escherichia coli 31013
Klebsiella pneumonia 112
Klebsiella species2114
Micrococci 11
Enterobacter cloacae 11
Proteus species1359
Providencia alkali 11
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1135
Other Pseudomonas species11
 Unspecified11

Total3817111379

aOne child had more than one organism isolated from the urine.
bPatients with skin isolates had extensive weeping dermatosis.
cFour of the seven children with skin isolates had polymicrobial infection.
dSix of the eight children with ear isolates had polymicrobial infection.

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