Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile Of Enteric Bacterial Isolates From Stool In Children Below Five Years With Diarrhoeal Disease In Muranga County, Kenya

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Abstract

Diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Bacterial agents are among pathogens implicated to cause diarrhoea in children and are of major concern in public health. Antibiotic use has paradoxically led to bacterial resistance and the situation continues to worsen. The main objective of the study, therefore, was to determine enteric bacterial isolates and their susceptibility to antibiotics from diarrhoeal stool samples among children below five years in Murang`a County. A hospital-based cross-sectional study approach was applied to 163 randomly selected diarrhoeal stool samples from children below five years in Murang`a and Muriranja`s hospitals. Enteric bacterial pathogens were cultured and identified using polymerase chain reaction and biochemical methods. A questionnaire was used to collect information from the guardian. Statistical analyses were performed using STATA v.13. Fisher’s exact test was used to check for evidence of relationship (p

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Research, S. & WAITHAKA, M (2021). Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile Of Enteric Bacterial Isolates From Stool In Children Below Five Years With Diarrhoeal Disease In Muranga County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/antibiotic-susceptibility-profile-of-enteric-bacterial-isolates-from-stool-in-children-below-five-years-with-diarrhoeal-disease-in-muranga-county-kenya

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Research, SSA, and MBUTHIA WAITHAKA "Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile Of Enteric Bacterial Isolates From Stool In Children Below Five Years With Diarrhoeal Disease In Muranga County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 26 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/antibiotic-susceptibility-profile-of-enteric-bacterial-isolates-from-stool-in-children-below-five-years-with-diarrhoeal-disease-in-muranga-county-kenya. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA, and MBUTHIA WAITHAKA . "Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile Of Enteric Bacterial Isolates From Stool In Children Below Five Years With Diarrhoeal Disease In Muranga County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 26 May. 2021. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/antibiotic-susceptibility-profile-of-enteric-bacterial-isolates-from-stool-in-children-below-five-years-with-diarrhoeal-disease-in-muranga-county-kenya >.

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Research, SSA and WAITHAKA, MBUTHIA . "Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile Of Enteric Bacterial Isolates From Stool In Children Below Five Years With Diarrhoeal Disease In Muranga County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/antibiotic-susceptibility-profile-of-enteric-bacterial-isolates-from-stool-in-children-below-five-years-with-diarrhoeal-disease-in-muranga-county-kenya