Bacteriological Study of Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Burn Patient in Al-Najaf City

Authors

  • Zahraa Hameed Oda Alquraishi1, Basaad Abdzaid Al-Fatlawi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3230

Keywords:

Bacteriological, Klebsiella pneumonia, burn patient, clinical specimens and Al-Najaf City

Abstract

A total of (60) clinical specimens were collected from patients suffering from various burns during the period from) November 2018 to January, 2019). These specimens were collected from patients attending to Al-Furat Al-Awsat burn center during the studied period . All specimens were cultured on the MacConkey agar plates and incubated at 37°C under aerobic condition for 18 - 24 hour. In 60 patients, 36 (60%) were female and 24 (40%) were male. Several morphological, physiological and biochemical tests were made to identify bacterial isolates. Results showed that K.pneumoniae constitute 15 isolates (25%) of these isolates. A collection of 15 K. pneumoniae isolates diagnosed by the morphological ,cultural and biochemical characters, the identification was confirmed by molecular method for the presence of magA . The results showed that only 10 (66.6%) isolates was carrying magA which are diagnosed as K.pneumoniae. The results of antibiotic sensitivity screening test revealed that the isolates of K. pneumoniae exhibited highly sensitivity to Azithromycin ,moderate sensitivity for Gentamicin and Imipenem while the findings showed absolute resistant to Erythromycin , highly resistant to Ciprofloxacine , Trimthoprime. According to this result it can considered that Azithromycin as best treatment against K. pneumoniae.

Author Biography

Zahraa Hameed Oda Alquraishi1, Basaad Abdzaid Al-Fatlawi2

1College of health & Medical tech. / Kufa, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, 31003 Al-Kufa, Iraq, 2Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kufa University, Iraq

Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

Zahraa Hameed Oda Alquraishi1, Basaad Abdzaid Al-Fatlawi2. (2020). Bacteriological Study of Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Burn Patient in Al-Najaf City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(2), 1987-1993. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3230