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Table 3 Resistance patterns of commonly isolated organisms from the internal medicine ward*

From: Prescribing patterns of antibiotics and sensitivity patterns of common microorganisms in the Internal Medicine ward of a teaching hospital in Western Nepal: a prospective study

Organism No. of specimens resistant/ No. of specimens tested (% resistant)
  Ampicillin Cotrimoxazole Chloramphenicol Gentamicin Ciprofloxacin Norfloxacin Erythromycin Co-amoxiclav C. Penicillin
H. influenzae 3/13 (23) 2/3 (66) 2/11 (18.2) nt nt nt 5/7 (71.4) 1/10 (10) nt
E. coli 5/7 (71) 5/9 (55) 2/2 (100) 4/9 (44) 5/9 (55) 4/8 (50) nt 7/8 (87) nt
K. pneumoniae 1/6 (17) 4/9 (44) nt 1/10(10) nt nt nt 2/3 (66) 1/1 (100)
S. aureus 2/5 (40) 2/2 (100) 1/1 (100) 2/8 (25) 2/8 (25) nt nt 4/5 (80) 2/2 (100)
S. pneumoniae nt 4/8 (50) 2/5 (40) nt nt nt nt nt nt
S. paratyphi nt nt nt nt nt nt nt nt nt
Acinetobacter nt nt nt nt 1/2 (50) 1/1 (100) nt nt 1/1 (100)
  1. nt = Not tested * 151 specimens were collected for culture and sensitivity testing from the 141 patients in whom the test was carried out