African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5232

Full Length Research Paper

Antibiogram types of Klebsiella aerogenes isolated from urinary tract infection (UTI)

Orhue P.O., Igumbor E.O., Enweani I.B., Esumeh F.I., Ohenhen R.E and Igbinosa E.O 
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Private Mail Bag 14 Ekpoma, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 December 2011
  •  Published: 30 May 2012

Abstract

Thirty three (33) strains of Klebsiella aerogenes isolated from 197 in-and out-patients with symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) at University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City were used for this study. Twenty-one antibiotics were used for the antibiogram typing. Organisms were isolated from 65 positive samples, with the most prevalent beingStaphylococcus aureus (40.0%), others were Escherichia coli (26.2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (12.3%), Klebsiella spp (9.2%), Proteus spp (6.2%), Acinetobacter spp (4.6%) and Providencia spp (1.5%). Majority of the isolates were highly sensitive to the quinolones (47.3%) and less sensitive to the penicillins (7.2%). Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosawere most sensitive to ofloxacin (50.0%), rifampicin (50.0%) and even gentamycin (50.0%), and less sensitive to tetracycline and chloramphenicol (12.5%) respectively. This study is of great concern to public health; it is suggested that suitable antimicrobial intervention should be administered to reduce the risk of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens.

 

Key words: Antibiotics, multidrug-resistant, uropathogens, public health.