The most frequent bacterial infections in burn injuries at burn units of two hospitals in Baghdad

  • Meroj A. Jasem Biology Department, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Alia E. Mahmood Biology Department, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ghanyia J. Shanyoor Biology Department, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Hadeel R. Al-Newani Biology Department, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Abbas B. Al-Bahadly Biology Department, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

AbstractIn addition to the nature and extent of the thermal injury influencing infections, the type and quantity of microorganisms that colonize the burn wound appear to influence the risk of invasive wound infection. A total of 80 patients with second degree burns were enrolled in this study with a gender ratio of 1.22:1 (44 females and 36 males). They were at both Imam Ali and Al-kindy hospitals in Baghdad. Culturing of the burn areas and antibiotic sensitivity were testedat three different times (48 h, 5th day and 10th day) of the patients entry to the burn units in hospitals to detect the most frequent microorganisms isolated from burn injuries and then determine the antibiotic they are sensitive to. The most frequent microorganisms were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae and then S. aureus, while Acinetobacter baumannii has a clear percentage. Mixed culture have been also found in both survivor and non-survivor, especially P. aeruginosa and K. pneumoniae. A high percentage of resistance was found among clinical isolates in general to the commonly used antibiotics.
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2018-05-04
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JASEM, Meroj A. et al. The most frequent bacterial infections in burn injuries at burn units of two hospitals in Baghdad. Iraqi Journal of Public Health, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 12-15, may 2018. ISSN 2521-7267. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/ijph/article/view/376>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2018.
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