Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 11, Issue 3, 2009; Page No.(501-505 )

PATTERN OF BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION OF WOUNDS AT THE FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, YENAGOA; BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

N. FRANK—PETERSIDE, AND T. SAMPSON

Abstract

Bacteria associated with wound infection in Yenagoa, Nigeria and their antimicrobial susceptibility profile was investigated using standard microbiological techniques. Of the 100 patients investigated, 58 were men and 42 were women. Burn injuries, diabetic wounds, Post Operative Wound Injuries and traumatic wounds were the categories of wound studied. One hundred and one isolates were characterized and identified from the 100 patients. In the overall analysis, S. aureus had the highest frequency (35.6%) E. con — 26.7%, P. aureginosa — 21.8% and Proteus; 15.8%. The sensitivity result obtained showed that 69.3% of the isolates were sensitive to colostrin sulphae (polymyxin E) and the highest level of resistance was to Ampicillin — 26.7%. There was a high level of resistance. This study highlights the predominant bacterial pathogens among the infected wounds in our locality.

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