Widespread antibiotic resistance in savannah Nigeria.

  title={Widespread antibiotic resistance in savannah Nigeria.},
  author={Abdul G Habib and E. E. Nwokedi and U I Ihesiulor and Ahmed Kazem Mohammed and Zaiyad Garba Habib},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  volume={32 3},
There is minimal data on antibiotic resistance from savannah northern Nigeria. A retrospective study of 438 patients seen in 12 months (2000) with microbial pathogens from urinary and respiratory tracts was undertaken. Antibiotic susceptibilities were determined using stokes disc diffusion technique. Resistance in Escherichia coli (E. coli) reached 91-96% to cotrimoxazole, tetracycline and ampicillin but was 11%, 17% and 28% to colistin, nitrofurantoin and nalidixic acid. Resistance of other… CONTINUE READING