Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Index of Escherichia Coli Isolates in a Tertiary Hospital in South-West Nigeria


Background: The effectiveness of available antibiotics is reducing as microorganisms device means of evading its effects, resulting in the development of superbugs. Pathogens previously susceptible are becoming resistant, and spreading beyond the hospital environment. This change is a major concern for infection control and prevention and a huge economic burden for health care. This study aims to determine the drug sensitivity pattern of E. coli isolated in a tertiary hospital lab