Publisher: Nigerian Society For Microbiology

Antibiotics Resistant Profile of Staphylococcus Aureus isolated From Clinical Samples.

Ekpiken Solomon Ekpiken, Genesis Ulakom
KEYWORDS: Antibiotics Resistant Profile of Staphylococcus Aureus Isolated from Clinical Samples.


This study evaluated the resistant profile of Staphylococcus aureus to conventional antibiotics isolated from clinical samples. A total of fourteen samples were collected from patients under medical attention at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar, Nigeria. Six of the samples were obtained from wound swab while eight were obtained from high vaginal swabs. Four (28.5%) of wound swab and two (14.2%) of high vaginal swab yielded growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Kirby-Baure disc diffusion method was used for the sensitivity testing on the isolate, Staphylococcus aureus was highly susceptible to ciprofloxacin, pefloxacin and zinnacef with mean zone of inhibition ± standard error (SE) of 33±0.70mm, 29.5±1.06mm and 25.5±0.35mm respectively. The percentage sensitivity was 70% while percentage resistance was 30%. Thus this finding suggests the need for antibiotic stewardship and susceptibility testing should be carried out before antibiotics are prescribed and data on bacterial resistance should be kept.

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