A survey of common pathogens in wound in patients at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (U.P.T.H), Port Harcourt

  • BA Wariso Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  • CO Nwachukwu Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Keywords: Wound, Pathogen, Survey

Abstract

During a 30-month period, January 1996 to June 1998, a total of 2458 wound swab samples were collected, cultured and identified. In descending order of frequency, the organisms isolated include: Staphylococcus aureus (31.60%), Escherichia coli (25.97%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (21.21%), Klebsiella species (10.82%), Proteus species (8.23%), non-haemolytic streptococci (1.29%), Beta-haemolytic streptococcus (0.43%) and Candida albicans (0.43%). The variation in frequency of the isolates according to sex, age and ward is reported. The antibiotic sensitivity pattern of these isolates is also presented.

Keywords: Wound, Pathogen, Survey

Résumé

Pendant une période de trente moise, de janvier 1996 a juin 1998, un total de 2458 echantillom ronds out été receuillis, cultivés et identifies. Dans un ordre descendant de fréquence, l'organisms isolé comprend: Staphylococcus aureus (31.60%), Escherichia coli (25.97%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (21.21%), Klebsiella species (10.82%), Proteus species (8.23%), non-haemolytic streptococci (1.29%), Beta-haemolytic streptococcus (0.43%) and Candida albicans (0.43%). La variation dans la fréquence des organismes isolés selon le sexe, l'âge et la salle de soin a été signalé. La structure de sensitivité de ces organismes a l'antibiotique a été également presenteé.

West African Journal of Medicine Vol.22(1) 2003: 50-54
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