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Volume 25, Number 4—April 2019

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Children of Rural Areas of The Gambia, 2008–2015

Aderonke OdutolaComments to Author , Christian Bottomley, Syed A. Zaman, Jodi Lindsay, Muhammed Shah, Ilias Hossain, Malick Ndiaye, Chidebere D.I. Osuorah, Yekini Olatunji, Henry Badji, Usman N.A. Ikumapayi, Ahmad Manjang, Rasheed Salaudeen, Lamin Ceesay, Momodou Jasseh, Richard A. Adegbola, Tumani Corrah, Philip C. Hill, Brian M. Greenwood, and Grant A. Mackenzie
Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (A. Odutola, C. Bottomley, S.A. Zaman, B.M. Greenwood, G.A. Mackenzie); Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Banjul, The Gambia (A. Odutola, S.A. Zaman, M. Shah, I. Hossain, M. Ndiaye, C.D.I. Osuorah, Y. Olatunji, H. Badji, U.N.A. Ikumapayi, A. Manjang, R. Salaudeen, M. Jasseh, R.A. Adegbola, T. Corrah, G.A. Mackenzie); St. George’s University of London, London (J. Lindsay); King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (A. Manjang); Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Banjul (L. Ceesay); University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (P.C. Hill); Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (G.A. Mackenzie)

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Table 4

Antimicrobial drug susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from children <5 years of age identified through 2 surveillance systems, The Gambia, 2008–2015*

Antimicrobial drug No. isolates tested No. (%) sensitive No. (%) intermediate No. (%) resistant
Cefoxitin† 193 187 (96.9) 0 6 (3.1)
Chloramphenicol 186 176 (94.6) 2 (1.1) 8 (4.3)
Cotrimoxazole 180 119 (66.1) 21 (11.7) 40 (22.2)
Erythromycin 173 141 (81.5) 24 (13.9) 8 (4.6)
Gentamicin 177 174 (98.3) 0 3 (1.7)
Oxacillin 194 170 (87.6) 24 (12.4) 0
Tetracycline 180 128 (71.1) 2 (1.1) 50 (27.8)

*Surveillance data are from the Basse Health and Demographic Surveillance System and the Fuladu West Health and Demographic Surveillance System.
†Cefoxitin was used as a surrogate for methicillin-resistant isolates as recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (21).

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