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Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Escherichia coli Isolated from Out-patient Individuals Attending the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria

A retrospective review of culture media of urine, ascitic fluid, sputum, tracheal aspirate, wound biopsy, antral washouts and blood was taken. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli from clinical sources. A total of 32 samples were analyzed for isolation and identification of bacteria and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Escherichia coli were isolated from 14 (43.75%) samples. The E. coli co-infection was highly implicated in urine specimen (21.42%). The E. coli isolates showed resistance to ciprofloxacin (92.86%), cotrimozazole (92.86%) and ceftriazone (78.58%). Lower susceptibility was observed with oflaxacin (28.57%). Indiscriminate use of antibiotics should be discouraged. Regular hygiene methods should be advocated among community dwellers and hospital personnel.


Joseph Omololu-Aso, Oluwaseun Oluwatoyin Omololu-Aso, Atinuke Egbedokun, Olutobi Olufunmilayo Otusanya, Alexandrer Tuesday Owolabi, Amusan Victor Oluwasanmi

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