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Table 4 Antimicrobial resistance profiles of bacterial isolates (n = 170) from pus swab samples taken from discharging ears 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 AMC AMP CIP CRO CAF SXT GEN AK PEP CAZ
P. aeruginosa 88 89.0 90.9 8 23.0 6.8 0.0 10.2 4.5 10.2 31.8
Proteus spp. 65 66.0 87.8 4.6 27.7 0.0 0.0 23.1 0.0 12.3 21.5
E. coli 7 71.4 85.7 14.3 28.6 0.0 0.0 28.6 0.0 0.0 14
K. pneumoniae 10 89.9 100.0 1 20 10 10 20 0.0 10 20
Total 170 79 90 12 24.7 4.1 0.6 16.5 2.4 10.6 26.5
  1. Key: #T number of isolates tested against each antimicrobial agent, R % percent of isolates resistance to antimicrobial agent, AMP ampecillin, AMC amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, CRO ceftriaxone, AK amikacin, GEN gentamycin, CAZ ceftazidime, PEP peperacillin