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Title: The distribution of Escherichia coli in pregnant women and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the isolates in selected rural areas in Namibia
Other Titles: Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia
Authors: Nangolo, Lea
Keywords: Pregnant women
Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern
Gene based resistance
Rural Namibia
Escherichia coli
Issue Date: Nov-2018
Publisher: Namibia University of Science and Technology
Citation: Nangolo, L. (2018). The distribution of Escherichia coli in pregnant women and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the isolates in selected rural areas in Namibia. (Unpublished masters thesis). Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek.
Abstract: Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that can asymptomatically colonize a woman’s vagina and up to 31% of pregnant women are colonized worldwide. Furthermore, vaginal colonization with E. coli is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and stillbirth. It is also associated with neonatal sepsis or meningitis when transmitted to the foetus through amniotic fluid or to the neonate during delivery. To date in Namibia data on the colonization and the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of E. coli in pregnant women is sparse. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of E. coli, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and genetic based resistance of the isolates from pregnant women at 35 weeks of gestation and above, who attended antenatal screening at Eenhana, Okongo, Onandjokwe state hospitals.
URI: http://ir.nust.na/jspui/handle/10628/707
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