Huma Zaida, Essa M. Abdulla
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.2. July 1979: 27-34
A microbiological analysis was conducted to determine the prevalent potential pathogens in a total of 2,436 routine pathological samples and the pattern of resistance of bacterial isolates to various antimicrobial agents. Among 12 different specimen sources processed, urine (52.75%) was most commonly handled followed by sputum (11.86%), rectal swabs (10.59%) and throat swabs (10.42%). Approximately 3,000 isolates representing 53 microbial species were isolated and identified. That strains of Esch. coli (19.93%), Ent, aerogenes (10.83%), Str. viridans (10.83%) and Proteus spp. (9.66%) were most often encountered in such specimens, and Staph. aureus the principle isolate in 6 of the 12 sample sources, was established. Other important pat hogens identified included Salrn. paratyphi A and B, Sh. sonnei, Neisseria gonnorhoeae, Coryn. diphtheriae, Geotri chum candidum, Torulopsis glabrata and Trichomonas spp. Most bacterial isolates showed multiple resistance patterns to antimicrobial agents, but each strain encountered was sensitive to at least one of the drugs routinely tested.
Keywords: Incidence of Potential Pathogens in Microbial Infections in Benghazi and an Antibiotic Policy