A total of 50 samples and patients analyzed and out of these, 13 had evidence of bacterial growth, accounting for 26% Gram positive bacteria were isolated from 5 patients representing 10% of the total samples (n = 50) and 38.46% of the isolates (n = 13). Group B-Streptococcus was isolated from one patient, (7.69%), Staphylococcus aureus was also isolated from one patient (7.69%) while the remaining three gram positive isolates were coagulase negative Staphylococcus sp. (23.08%) while the remaining 8 isolates were gram negative organisms representing a prevalence of 16% and 61.54% of the total bacterial isolates. Enterobacter sp had the highest incidence accounting for 23% Klebsiella sp and Escherichia coli were 15.38%, Citrobacter flexneri 7.69%. The incidence of septicaemia was higher in males than in females with the ratio being 3:1 80% was sensitive to Cloxacillin, 60% of the gram positive bacteria were sensitive to chloramphenicol, augmentin and amoxicillin while 40% were sensitive to gentamicin and cotrimazole. All the isolates were resistant to tetracycline and only one isolate (20%) was sensitive to erythromycin. On the other hand there was a remarked resistance to the antibiotics among the gram negative bacteria with 100% to ampicillin, cotrimazole, nalizidic acid and colistin. The sensitivity to gentamicin, nitrofurantoin, streptomycin and tetracycline was only 12.5%.
Neonatal Septicaemia, Bacterial, strains, Mortality and Morbidity
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