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Table 2 Sensitivity of the bacteria isolated from jejunal aspirate to various antibiotics.

From: Spectrum and antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria contaminating the upper gut in patients with malabsorption syndrome from the tropics

Bacteria Sensitive to
  Ampicillin Ampicillin Sulbactam Tetracyclin Cotrimox Erythro Norflox Ciproflox Cephalexin
E. coli (n = 12) 3 5 4 5 NT 7 9 5
Streptococcus sp. (n = 12) 9 11 6 5 9 11 12 9
E. fecalis (n = 3) 3 3 1 0 1 1 1 NT
E. fecium (n = 1) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 NT
S. aureus (n = 5) 3 4 2 5 3 4 5 3
C. freundi (n = 1) 0 1 0 1 NT 1 1 1
K. pneumoniae (n = 5) 1 3 2 3 NT 3 4 3
P. mirabilis (n = 1) 1 1 0 0 NT 1 1 1
A. baumanii (n = 3) 0 0 2 2 NT 3 3 3
P. aeruginosa (n = 3) NT NT 1 2 NT 3 3 NT
B. melaninogenicus (n = 1) 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total (n = 47) 21/44 (48) 30/44 * (68) 19/47 * (40) 24/47 (51) 14/22 (64) 34/47* (72) 39/47$ 25/40 (62.5)
  1. Figures within parenthesis indicate percentages. NT: not tested. *p < 0.01; $p < 0.0001 (Chi-squared test)