M. T. Husain 1, Q. N. Karim 2, H. Zaidi 2, E. M. Abdulla 2
1-Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi,S. P. L.A. J. 2-Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S. P. L. A. J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 3, No.2. July 1980:111-114
A total of 172 burn wound swabs obtained from 90 patients to the Aljala Hospital Burn Unit, Benghazi over a 5-month period ending February 29, 1980 were processed to determine the microbial flora colonizing burns and their resistance patterns to selected locally available topical and systemic agents. Approximately 84.88% of the swab specimens yielded growth of 11 bacterial genera and Candida spp.; of these, Ps. aeruginosa, Staph.aureus and Kiebsiella spp. Predominated in order of prevalence, followed by enterobacteria. That polymixin (100%), amicacin (90.91%) and carbenicillin (66.7%) were the most effective of the 10 selected antibiotics tested against the 60pseudomonas isolates, was established In in vitro studies using 6 topical agents, Ps.aeruginosa strains were most sensitive, in decreasing order, to mafenide acetate, acetic acid, silver nitrate and Eusol.
Keywords: An Evaluation of Pseudomonas Infection in a Burn Unit