Bacterial isolation from burn wound infections and studying their antimicrobial susceptibility


  • Mohammed J. Alwan
  • Inam Jasim Lafta
  • Aseel M. Hamzah



Al- Kendi hospital, Bacterial isolates, Coagulase-negative, Staphylococci, Proteus


The present study was carried out to determine the bacterial isolates and study their antimicrobial susceptibility in case of burned wound infections. 70 burn wound swabs were taken from patients, who presented invasive burn wound infection from both sex and average age of 3-58 years, admitted to teaching medical Al- Kendi hospital from October 2007 to June 2008.

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa was found to be the most common isolate (48.9%) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (24.4%), Citrobacter braakii (13.3%), Enterobacter spp. (11.1%), Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (11.1%), Proteus vulgaris (6.66%), Corynebacterium spp. (6.66%), Micrococcus (6.66%),  Proteus mirabilis (4.44%), Enterococcus faecalis (4.44%), E.coli (4.44%),   Klebsiella spp. (2.22%), Bacillus spp. (2.22%), Serratia macerscens (2.22%) and Serratia rubidia (2.22%). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was carried out to the bacterial isolates against 8 antibiotics, in which ciprofloxacin was found to be the most effective drug against most of the Gram-negative and Gram-positive isolates followed by amikacin, while chloramphenicol and gentamicin were  less sensitive to few isolates as well as as doxycycline, as compared with the other two, mentioned previously. Oxacillin was the worst at all. 


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Alwan, M. J., Lafta, I. J., & Hamzah, A. M. (2011). Bacterial isolation from burn wound infections and studying their antimicrobial susceptibility. Kufa Journal For Veterinary Medical Sciences, 2(1), 121–131.

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