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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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