Prevalence and antibiogram pattern of pseudomonas aeroginosa strains isolated from various clinical specimens in Bandar Abbas,Iran

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Sedigheh Javadpour 1 , * , Marjan Jahed 2 , Mohammad Kohan 3

1 Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Clinical Lab Technician, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Medical Student, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Javadpour S, Jahed M, Kohan M. Prevalence and antibiogram pattern of pseudomonas aeroginosa strains isolated from various clinical specimens in Bandar Abbas,Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2006 ; 10(1):e89761.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 10 (1); e89761
Published Online: March 11, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 13, 2004
Accepted: March 11, 2006

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Abstract

Introduction: The emergence of antimicrobial resistance at alarming rates has
received a great deal of attention. Worldwide hospitals are facing with
increasingly rapid emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, among
which pseudomonas aeroginosa is the most significant one. The aim of this study
was to evaluate the susceptibility of 94 strains of pseudomonas aeroginosa to
these antibiotics.
Methods: In this experimental study, 94 non-repetitive isolates of pseudomonas
aeroginosa from different clinical samples were collected. Susceptibility of each
strain to 21 currently used antibiotics was determined by Kirby-Bauer method on
Muller Hinton medium.
Results: All of the strains (100%) were sensitive to imipenem. Among
fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides, ciprofloxacin and amikacin with 74.4%
and 66.6% sensitivity were found to be the second and third most active agents,
respectively.
Conclusion: Several studies have been conducted on antibiogram profile of
pseudomonas aeroginosa expressing different results. These differences may be
due to diversity in distribution of different strains of this bacterium, kind, amount
and duration of antibiotic therapy and also quality of disks manufactured by
different companies.

Keywords

Pseudomonas Aeroginosa - Infection – Prevalence – Bandar Abbas

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