Antibiotic susceptibility of vancomyin and nitrofurantoin in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from burnt patients in Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan

Muhammed Babakir-Mina, Nasih Othman, Hastyar Hamarashid Najmuldeen, Chia Kamil Noori, Choman Faraj Fatah, Carlo Federico Perno, Marco Ciotti

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Abstract

Burns remain a significant public health problem in terms of morbidity and mortality throughout the world, especially in low and middle-income countries. Burning raptures the skin barriers that normally prevent invasion by microorganisms and infection is a major complication in burn patients. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most important nosocomial pathogen. This retrospective analysis was conducted in the burn unit of the Department of Microbiology in the Sulamaini Plastic Surgery and Burns Hospital. The analysis is based on data collected from the medical records of 2938 burn patients, hospitalized between May 2008 and December 2011. The clinical samples were taken from various body sources for microbiological tests. Patients with a high percentage of total body surface area burnt (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-446
Number of pages8
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Burns
  • Infection
  • Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Sulaimaniyah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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