Surveillance of multidrug resistant bacteria pathogens from female infertility cases

  • Devi, C Anchana
  • A Ranjani
  • D Dhanasekaran
  • N Thajuddin
  • T Ramanidevi

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is a public health problem of increasing magnitude. Female reproductive system is vulnerable to a number of diseases. Diseased condition results in infertility, menstrual irregularity, pregnancy loss, and in association with pregnancy, morbidity to both the mother and child increases. In the present work, the bacteria pathogens were isolated from the endometrial sample of 50 female infertility cases among which 42 cases were positive for the pathogens. This study reveals that Escherichia coli was the most dominant, followed by Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus sp., and Enterobacter. The isolates were characterized and its susceptibility against important antibiotics were performed. Highest sensitivity was observed with gatifloxacin, imipenam and piperacillin and tazobactum. Thus, according to this study, these antibiotics can be recommended against multi drug resistant bacteria pathogens.

Keywords: Multidrug resistance, female infertility, bacteria pathogens

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(26), pp. 4129-4134

Author Biographies

Devi, C Anchana
Department of Microbiology, Women's Christian College, Chennai 600 006, India.
A Ranjani
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 620024, India.
D Dhanasekaran
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 620024, India.
N Thajuddin
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 620024, India.
T Ramanidevi
Ramakrishna Nursing Home, Woraiyur, Tiruchirapalli -620 003, India.
Published
2016-03-28
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Articles

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