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Table 3 Drug susceptibility patterns of the diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC)

From: Prevalence, seasonal variation, and antibiotic resistance pattern of enteric bacterial pathogens among hospitalized diarrheic children in suburban regions of central Kenya

Antibiotic class Antibiotic tested Susceptibility pattern
Sensitive Intermediate Resistant
N % N % N %
Penicillins Amoxicillin 6 2.1 2 0.7 282 97.2
Ampicillin 8 2.8 2 0.7 280 96.6
Ampicillin/sulbactam 46 15.9 50 17.2 194 66.9
Amoxicillin/clavulanate 143 49.3 79 27.2 68 23.4
Cephalosporin Cefazolin 218 75.2 4 1.4 68 23.4
Cefoxitin 263 90.7 9 3.1 18 6.2
Cefuroxime 219 75.5 4 1.4 67 23.1
Cefuroxime/axetii 210 72.4 14 4.8 66 22.8
Cefotaxime 231 79.7 1 0.3 58 20.0
Ceftriaxone 231 79.7 0 0.0 59 20.3
Ceftazidime 231 79.7 0 0.0 59 20.3
Cefepime 231 79.7 0 0.0 59 20.3
Carbapenems Meropenem 279 96.2 1 0.3 10 3.4
Monobactams Aztreonam 230 79.3 0 0.0 60 20.7
Macrolides Erythromycin 0 0.0 9 3.1 281 96.9
Tetracyclines Doxycycline 28 9.7 140 48.3 122 42.1
Tetracycline 28 9.7 83 28.6 179 61.7
Quinolone Ciprofloxacin 275 94.8 1 0.3 14 4.8
Ofloxacin 275 94.8 1 0.3 14 4.8
Chloramphenicol Chloramphenicol 200 69.0 23 7.9 67 23.1
Aminoglycosides Amikacin 281 96.9 0 0.0 9 3.1
Gentamicin 235 81.0 5 1.7 50 17.2
Kanamycin 274 94.5 3 1.0 13 4.5
Streptomycin 32 11.0 0 0.0 258 89.0
Sulfonamides Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (SXT) 7.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 283 97.6
Nitrofurans Nitrofurantoin 192 66.2 74 25.5 24 8.3