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Biokemistri
Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology
ISSN: 0795-8080
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007, pp. 35-42
Bioline Code: bk07006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Biokemistri, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007, pp. 35-42

 en Multi-antibiotics-resistance Plasmid Profile Of Enteric Pathogens In Pediatric Patients From Nigeria
Yah, Clarence Suh; Chineye, Helen U. & Eghafona, Nosakhare Odeh

Abstract

A total of 938 faecal samples of diarrheal stool of pediatric patients attending Madonna University Teaching Hospital (MUTH) from June 2003 to June 2004 were examined. 218 of eight different bacterial strains namely Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources 90(41.3%), Shigella dysenteriae check for this species in other resources 38(17.4%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources 20(9.2%), Salmonella typhi check for this species in other resources 18(8.3%), Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources 7(3.2%), Proteus mirabilis check for this species in other resources 5(2.3%), Enterococcus faecalis check for this species in other resources 25(11.5%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae check for this species in other resources 15(6.9%) were isolated. The susceptibility pattern of the isolates to the various antibiotics varied with Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella pneumoniae check for this species in other resources 100% sensitive to peflacine and Enterococcus faecalis 100% sensitive to ciprofloxacin and augmentin.Most of the isolates were least sensitive tocotrimoxazole, ampicillin, erythromycin gentamicin, streptomycin and chloramphenicol. The resistance plasmids to the various isolates were very diverse and distributive among the isolates. They were also highly transferable with a high frequency range of 2x10-2 to 6x10-4. Some of the isolates had plasmids bands that ranged from ≤0.55kbp to ≥1.14kbp. This indicates that plasmids allow the movement of genetic materials, including antimicrobial resistance genes between bacterial species and strains.

Keywords
Diarrheagenic pathogens, antibiotics resistance plasmids profile

 
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