THE CLINICAL PROFILE AND ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY STATUS OF ENTERIC FEVER AMONGCHILDREN ADMITTED IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN DHAKA
Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam Bhuiyan*, Dr. Umme Habiba, Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman, Dr. Md. Ali Abdullah Rafique, Dr. Mohammad Abul Khayer
Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate the clinical Profile and Antibiotic Sensitivity status of Enteric fever among Children admitted in a Tertiary care Hospital in Dhaka. Method: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Tertiary medical college and hospital from May 2018 to March 2019. Where 100 children with suspected enteric fever were admitted during this study period. Children were diagnosed as enteric fever by blood culture and/or widal test as per case definition. Results: During the study, majority of the cases belong to 6-10 years age group, 60% and majority were from rural. Most (85%) of the patients had tachycardia and almost all have high grade of fever and loss of appetite. According to antibiotic sensitivity pattern among typhoid fever cases antibiotic sensitivity for cephalosporins was 95% while antibiotic resistance was 15% with fluoroquinolones. Sensitivity to chloramphenicol was 92%, ampicillin 81% and sulphonamides 80%. Conclusion: Conventional antibiotics showed a significant degree of sensitivity, highlighting the necessity for sensible antibiotic usage after proper and prompt antibiotic sensitivity and resistance testing.
Keywords: Typhoid, enteric fever, antibiotic resistance.
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