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2020 | 145 | 222-233
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Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from hospitalized patients at General Hospital, Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

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Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) was investigated in respondents presenting signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) in a rural community. Using simple random sampling, a total of 360 respondents (144 males and 216 females) were recruited into the study following informed consent and ethical approval. Mid-stream urine samples were collected from all the respondents aseptically using standard protocol. Isolation of K. pneumoniae was done using morphological characteristics and various biochemical tests while antibiotic sensitivity testing using various antibiotics was done using guidelines of Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute. A total of 16 samples gave positive culture representing an overall prevalence of 4.4%. Furthermore, prevalence rates of 2.8%, 5.6%, 47.82%, 4.9%, 3.50%, and 8.60% for males, females, diabetics, in-patients, out-patients, and respondents above 60 years of age respectively were obtained. Resistance to antibiotics ranged from 37.50 to 56.25% for gentamycin and nalidixic, and tarivid, respectively. There is need for preventive measures aimed at sensitization of dwellers in community settings.
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  • Obong University, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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  • Obong University, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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  • Arthur Jarvis University, Faculty of Biological Science, Akpabuyo, Microbiology Department, Cross River State, Nigeria
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  • University of Calabar, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Department of Microbiology, PMB 1115 Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
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  • Obong University, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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  • Obong University, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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