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Spectrum and antibiogram of bacteria isolated from patients presenting with infected wounds in a Tertiary Hospital, northern Tanzania

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Title
Spectrum and antibiogram of bacteria isolated from patients presenting with infected wounds in a Tertiary Hospital, northern Tanzania
Published in
BMC Research Notes, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-3092-9
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Nancy A. Kassam, Damian J. Damian, Debora Kajeguka, Balthazar Nyombi, Gibson S. Kibiki

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the spectrum and antibiogram of the isolated bacteria from patients presenting with infected wounds at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in northern Tanzania. Bacterial growth was observed in the vast majority of wound swabs (91.4%). Most of the bacteria isolated (62.3%) were Gram-negative rods. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolated organism (16%) followed by other Coliforms and Enterococcus spp. (12.5% each). Enterococcus spp. (36.4%) was the most common isolated bacteria in diabetic wounds whereas S. aureus was the most common isolated bacteria from the wounds caused by trauma (40.0%) and surgical site infection (20.6%). Resistance was high to most common antibiotics used in the hospital.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 50 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 7 14%
Student > Postgraduate 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 36%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 2%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 9 18%

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#9,866,186
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#1,909
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#180
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