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Beta Lactamase production by Staphylococcus aureus from children with sporadic Diarrhoea in Ibadan and Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria

M.O Efuntoye, M.A Amuzat

Abstract


Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from children aged 5 years and below with sporadic diarrhoea were tested for their ability to produce beta-lactamase enzyme. Of the 95 isolates tested 79 (83.2%) were beta-lactamase-producing strains. The study confirms that majority of clinical isolates of S. aureus from diarrhoeic children acquire resistance to the beta-lactam antibiotics as a result of beta-lactamase activity. (Afr. J. Biomed. Res. 10: 95 – 97, January 2007)


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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajbr.v10i1.48977
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