Journal article Open Access

Isolation and antibiotics sensitivity pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa species implicated with urinary tract infection among women patients visiting Federal teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State

Igwe, P. C.; Egwu, I. H.; Chukwu, S. O.; Uzoh, C. V.; Oguoma, O. I.; Emeka-Nwabunnia, I.

The isolation and antibacterial sensitivity pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa species implicated in urinary tract infections among women visiting Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State were evaluated. Forty midstream urine samples were collected from among women visiting the hospital. The samples were subjected to bacteriological screening by culturing on cysteine lactose and electrolyte-deficient (CLED) agar, nutrient agar, and Eosin MacConkey agar. Twelve Pseudomonas species were isolated, characterized and identified out of the forty urine samples analyzed. Results of antibiotics percentage resistance and susceptibility of Pseudomonas species isolated revealed that Pseudomonas species were 100% resistant to cefoxitin, Pseudomonas species were susceptible to Ciprofloxacin (75 %), oxacillin (20 %), vancomycin (60%) and gentamicin (90 %). In this study, the resistant nature of Pseudomonas species could be due to the presence of a resistant gene (plasmid mediated resistant gene) or the presence of efflux pump.

Files (158.0 kB)
Name Size
Igwe et al.pdf
md5:3f969d8e0e0d43cf0b1151aaeeca4bd5
158.0 kB Download
3
5
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 33
Downloads 55
Data volume 789.9 kB789.9 kB
Unique views 33
Unique downloads 44

Share

Cite as