Volume 33, Issue 2 (12-2023)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2023, 33(2): 348-353 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and purpose: The occurrence of burn wound infection is a crucial concern in burn ward. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and antibiotic resistance pattern of organisms causing burn wound infections in Zare Hospital of Sari.
Materials and methods: A total number of 370 samples of burn wounds were collected and cultured, and the bacteria leading to the infection were identified. Subsequently, the bacteria's antibiotic resistance pattern was determined by means of the disk agar diffusion method. The obtained data were analyzed using Chi-square and Fisher statistical tests.
Results: Out of 370 samples, 219 positive cultures (59.1%) were reported. The bacteria with the highest occurrence were Acinetobacter baumannii (39.26%), Enterobacter aerogenes (21.46%), and Citrobacter freundii (15.52%). However, tetracycline proved to be the most efficacious antibiotic, whereas A. baumannii emerged as the most resilient organism in this investigation.
Conclusion: The findings of the present study revealed that the change in the prevalence of organisms isolated from burn wound infection and the relative increase of A. baumannii and E. aerogenes, and the high-level antibiotic resistance of the bacteria.
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Type of Study: Brief Report | Subject: Microbiology

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