Bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility of ear infections in Iraqi patients

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Bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility of ear infections in Iraqi patients

Zainab A. Aldhaher, Heba F. Hassan, Zainab G. Al-Jassim, Maha A. Mahmood
Int. J. Biosci.13( 1), 291-296, July 2018.
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This study was undertaken for review the frequency of isolation of different bacteria species from Iraqi patients reporting with ear infections and to examine their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. During the period from February 2017 to August 2017. Ear swabs samples were collected from 80 Iraqi patients and controls for bacterial species isolation of ear infection and in vitro antimicrobial sensitivity test for positive culture was done. The positive results of culturing and isolated from otitis media patients, the  Pseudomonas spp. was the highest in incidence 15 (30%) , followed by Proteus spp 14 (28%) , while antimicrobial sensitivity test, the bacteria which isolated from the ear swabs was sensitive to Amikacin (AK 29%) ,while  Cefotaxime (CTX 19%) was poor antibacterial drug activity than others antibacterial drugs. The present study revealed that Pseudomonas spp. was more species isolates from ear swabs from the patients with otitis media. Amikacin was more sensitive and effective antibacterial drug activity than others antibacterial drugs.


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