African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5037

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SOKOTO ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH UROGENITAL TRACTS OF FEMALE PATIENTS ATTENDING SOME SELECTED HOSPITALS WITHIN METROPOLIS

SA'ADATU ALIYU SHINKAFI

  •  Received: 27 November 2014
  •  Accepted: 02 February 2015
The research was aimed at Isolation and Identification of Anaerobic and Aerobic bacteria present in theUrogenital tracts of female patients attending Specialist Hospital Sokoto and Maryam Abacha Women and Children Hospital Sokoto. A total of forty (40) samples were collected from 40 female patients. A total of twenty (20) High vagina swab (HVS) samples and twenty(20) urine samples were collected. Bacteria isolated were identified using morphological and biochemical characteristics. The results obtained from urine samples indicated five species of bacteria (5) which include Klebsiellaspp,Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgarisand Pseudomonasaeruginosa. While, the results obtained from High vaginal swabs culture indicatedfour (4) species of bacteria which include Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus faecalis,and Proteus vulgaris. The percentage frequency of occurrenceof aerobic bacteria isolated from urine culture indicatedthatKlebsiellasppwith33.33% had the highest rate of occurrence followed byEscherichia coli 28.57%, Staphylococcus aureus 19.05%, Proteus vulgaris 14.29%, and Pseudomonasaeruginosa4.76%which had the least rate of occurrence. While, the percentage frequency of occurrence of anaerobic bacteria isolated from High vaginal swabs culture indicated that Staphylococcus aureuswith 47.37% had the highest rate of occurrence followed by Streptococcus faecalis 21.05%, Escherichia coli 15.80% and Proteus vulgaris 15.80% which hadthe least rate of occurrence. It was observed that all the isolated bacteria were potential pathogens that can be deleterious to human health. This calls the need of proper hygiene. KEYWORDS: Bacteria, Urogenital tracts, Female patients, Hospitals

Keywords: Bacteria, Urogenital tracts, Female patients, Hospitals