ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF AEROBIC PATHOGENIC BACTERIA FROM BURN WOUND INFECTIONS

Abstract

This study was carried out at Al-Yarmouk teaching hospital in Baghdad, during the period 1/10/2003 to 30/3/2004. A total of 306 specimens were obtained from patients bedding in surgical wards suffering from burn wound infections, the most common single isolated pathogen was Pseudomonas spp (36.7%) as well as Klebsiella spp. (36.7%), and as mixed isolates (64.7%). Pseudomonas spp. & Klebsiella spp. were highly resistant to Cefixime (100%) and sensitive to Norfloxain (67.7%, 56.3%) and Ciprofloxacin (41.7%, 53.8%) in this study.