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Table 3 Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Gram positive bacterial isolates (n = 119) from pus swab taken from discharging ears of study participants, at Bahir Dar Regional Health Research Laboratory Center, 2015

From: Pathogenic bacteria profile and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of ear infection at Bahir Dar Regional Health Research Laboratory Center, Ethiopia

Bacterial isolates Resistance pattern of antimicrobial agents (R  %)
  #T DA OXA TE SXT CAF CIP ERY PEN
S. aureus 78 7.9 34.6 42.6 23.1 6.4 0.0 14.1 65.4
CoNS 34 2.9 5.9 17.6 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.8
S. pneumoniae 7 ND ND 11.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.8 0.0
Total 119 6.7 24.4 25.3 16.8 4.2   12.6 46.2
  1. Key: CoNS Coagulase negative Staphylococcus, #T total number of isolates tested against each antimicrobial agent, R % percent of isolates resistance to antimicrobial agent, ND not done, DA clindanycin, OXA oxacillin, TE tetracycline, SXT cotrimoxazole, CAF chloramphenicol, CIP ciprofloxacin, ERY erythromycin, PEN penicillin, ND not done