Bacteriological study for some aerobic bacteria contaminated the post–operative wounds

Muthanna Medical Journal
Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages 38-42

Research Article                                                                         

Shaimaa M.S. Zain Ulabdeen*

*Corrospondance author:
Department of biology, College of Science, Al Muthanna University.  Received 02January 2016, Accepted 22 May 2016, Available online 26 June  2016.
This is article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright © 2016 SZ


  This study include isolation and diagnoses of some aerobic bacteria contaminated the post–operative wounds from infected wounds,100 samples were collected from surgery units of teaching hospital, and Al-Samawah general hospital during September 2014 to February 2015, then the samples cultured on various media (Blood agar, MacConkey agar, chrom agar). Our results showed that from 100 samples included, 73(73%) had growth and 27(27%) had no growth. Further, the present data reported that S. aureusas the commonest isolate at percentage (23.2%),followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis (20.6%), Escherichia coli (12.3%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabil, Klebsiellapneumoniae (8.2%), Enterococcus faecalis (6.8%), Citrobactersp (2.7%) and Klebsiella oxytoca, Serratiamarcescens, Acinetobactersp at percentage (1.4%). Fomites should be regarded as a possible source of since bacteria from them can be carried from the hands of theater personnel to the patient.

Keywords: Operative wounds, Nosocomial infection, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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