Point prevalence study of the spectrum of infectious diseases and antimicrobial drug use in homogenous slum population of Mukuru in Nairobi.

: We performed a prospective point prevalence study with a simple prospective protocol and analyzed spectrum of infections (ID) etiology and antimicrobial therapy in all cases coming for one month (June 2006). Respiratory tract infections represented 33% of all visits followed by diarrheal infections (197 cases) and sexually transmitted disease (86), skin and soft tissue infection (68), AIDS (40) and malaria (26) cases. Majority of isolates were St. aureus (only 3 MRSA), C. albicans and NAC (19), (only 2 Fluconazol resistant) and S. pneumoniae (8) (2 penicillin resistant).