International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Full Length Research Paper

Antibiotics susceptibility of a strain of Salmonella isolated from an infant presented with diarrhea in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

J. Omololu–Aso
  • J. Omololu–Aso
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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A.O. Adejuwon
  • A.O. Adejuwon
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ajayi Crowther University, PMB 1066, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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O. O. Omololu-Aso
  • O. O. Omololu-Aso
  • General Out-Patient Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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O. M. Akinbo
  • O. M. Akinbo
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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D. O. Kolawole
  • D. O. Kolawole
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 22 July 2009
  •  Published: 30 June 2010

Abstract

Salmonella was identified in stool sample of a six months old baby presenting diarrhea and hospitalized at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The isolate was urease negative, citrate utilization positive, indole negative, methyl red positive but Voges-Proskaeur negative. It was motile, catalase negative and unable to produce hydrogen sulphide.  It was able to ferment glucose with the production of acid and gas but unable to ferment lactose and sucrose. The organism was sensitive to amoxillin, cotramoxazole, nitrofurantoin, gentamicin, ofloxacin and tetracycline but resistant to nalidixic acid and augmentin.

Key words: Antibiotics susceptibility, Salmonella, diarrhea.