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Bacteriological Examination of Chronic Osteomyelitis cases in Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria.

Ako-Nai, A. K. and Ikem, I. C. and Aziba, A. and Ajayi, A. A. and Onipede, O. A. (2003) Bacteriological Examination of Chronic Osteomyelitis cases in Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 4 (2). pp. 41-51. ISSN 1595-689X

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Abstract

The bacteriological examination of chronic osteomyelitis cases in lle-lfe, revealed Proteus mirabilisas the p'redominant isolate encountered (23.1 %). Staphylococci constituted 30.7% of the total bacterial isolates with Staphylococcus aureus accounting for only 1 0.2%. Other Gram-positive cocci cultured include, Staphylococcus spp (20.5%), coagulase negative staphylococci (CONS) (12.8%) and Streptococcus spp.{1.2%). Gram-negative rods constituted 55.1% of the total isolates with Pseudomonas aeruginosa being 8.5%, Eschericia coli 5.1% Citrobacter freundii, Salmonella spp 2.5% each. Antibiotic sensitivity test revealed all isolates to be multi-resistant to traditional antimicrobials, which is of epidemiologcal importance in treating cases of chronic osteomyelitis in this environment The studv suaaests institution of aoaressive theraoeutic interventions to avert oossible seaualae.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 12:57
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 12:57
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2165

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