Antimicrobial resistance in nigeria: an overview
The resistance patterns of common pathogen like · $taphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiel/a pneumoniae, Neisseria gonormoeer, Neisseria meningitidis amongst others have been reviewed in the period between 1979 and 1994. The stud· ies in general have given limited information but show a general increase in resistance to commonly used antibiotics like penicillin, cotrimoxazole, ampicillin, tetracycline, chloramphen.col, streptomycin and erythromycin. Sensitively rates to third generation cephalosporins, and quinolones are still high, thus, in life threatening infections, e. g: meningitis and septicaemia, treatment with these .igents is advocated for empiric therapy. This review emphasizes the urgent need for a good antibiotic policy to guide the therapy of infeclious diseases.
Antibiotics , Resistance , Nigeria , Pathogen , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases
Ogunsola, F.T, Kesah, C.N. and Odugbemi, T. (1997). Antimicrobial resistance in Nigeria: An overview. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine, 7 : 57-61.