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Spectrum and antibiogram of bacteria isolated from patients presenting with infected wounds in a Tertiary Hospital, northern Tanzania

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Objective: This study aimed to determine the spectrum and antibiogram of the isolated bacteria from patients presenting with infected wounds at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in northern Tanzania. Results: Bacterial growth was observed in the vast majority of wound swabs (91.4%). Most of the bacteria isolated (62.3%) were Gram-negative rods. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolated organism (16%) followed by other Coliforms and Enterococcus spp. (12.5% each). Enterococcus spp. (36.4%) was the most common isolated bacteria in diabetic wounds whereas S. aureus was the most common isolated bacteria from the wounds caused by trauma (40.0%) and surgical site infection (20.6%). Resistance was high to most common antibiotics used in the hospital.

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Kassam, N. A., Damian, D. J., Kajeguka, D., Nyombi, B., & Kibiki, G. S. (2017). Spectrum and antibiogram of bacteria isolated from patients presenting with infected wounds in a Tertiary Hospital, northern Tanzania. BMC Research Notes, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-3092-9

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