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A 20 year Survey of Antibiotic Resistance in Anaerobic Gram Negative Bacilli in Lagos, Nigeria

The 20-year data from four specialist hospitals in Nigeria showed relative uniformity in the antibiotic resistance patterns in Bacteroides and Prevotella to β-lactams, lincosamides and nitroimidazole. The detection of resistance genes correlated with the percentage resistance observed.


Objective: The dearth of information on antibiotic susceptibility pattern of anaerobic Gram negative bacilli from Nigeria informed the retrospective assessment of resistance pattern amongst predominant species in the genera Bacteroides and Prevotella to three classes of antibiotics frequently prescribed for mixed aerobic-anaerobic infections.

09 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 2017


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Microbiological Status of Periodontal Diseases in Lagos, Nigeria

Age was a risk factor in the development of periodontal infections with gingivitis occurring in early age while periodontitis was prevalent in adults. Polybacterial aetiology was common to both conditions with anaerobic predominance in periodontitis.


Objectives: The dynamic nature of oro-facial infections made it imperative to study the epidemiology of gingivitis and periodontitis which are significant clinical conditions in the Nigerian environment.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013
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