• Al-Maliky S.K.H Lecturer, College of Medicine, Thiqar university
  • Thewaini A.N.Q Professor, College of Science, Babylon university


Bacterial agents associated with burn were determined in 50 burned patients were submitted to Al- Hilla education hospital in Babylon province. 50 burned swabs were collected during the period from October 2009 – March 2010. These burn swabs revealed 60 bacterial isolates, from which 43(71.66%) were gram – negative bacteria, distributed of 18(30%) P. aeruginosa, 12(20%) E.coli, 8(13.3%) Proteus mirabilis and 5(8.3%) K.oxytoca. On the other hand, 17(28.33%) gram – positive bacteria. Out of 50 burned swabs, 40(80%)  revealed a single pathogens and 10(20%) showed a mixed pathogens. Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial burn isolates revealed that, P.aeruginosa were resistant to routine tested antibiotics, like Ampicillin, Chloromphicol and Streptomycin in (88.8%), (72.2%) and (44.4%) respectively. While most P.aeruginosa  were sensitive to Meropenem, Imipenem, Oflaxacin and Azithromycin as (100%), (100%), (60%) and (60%) respectively. On the other hand, another gram – negative associated burn isolates were K.oxytoca, results of antimicrobial susceptibility revealed that, isolates were resistance to Ampicillin, Streptomycin, and Chloromphicol in (100%). While they were sensitive to Meropenem, Imipenem, Oflaxacin and Azithromycin as (100%), (100%), (60%) and (60%) respectively.


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