Evaluation of the Diversity Bacterial in Wounds of Burn Patients Hospitalized in Major Hospitals in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

Chris Akunne Wariso *

Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.

Ngozi Akunne

Department of Ophthalmology, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Nigeria.

Iheukwumere Chinedu Barry

Department of Human Physiology, College of Medicine and Health Science, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

Mohammed Aisha

Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Globally, burn injuries are common major health problems. Infection of burn injuries is a common complication as well as a major cause of death among burn patients. The aim of this research work was to evaluate the diversity of bacterial population in burn wound of patients hospitalized in major hospitals within Aba metropolis. The health facilities from where wound swap samples were collected were randomly selected by simple random sampling technique. Sterile wound swabs were collected with swab sticks from burn wounds on patients hospitalized in the facilities for analysis, after which wound swabs were cultured at 36oC. Examination of the swaps which was performed by standard procedures revealed the presence of Klebsiella, E.coli, pseudomonas, and Styphylococus aureus at the composition of 10.8%, 20.2%, 25.9% and 43.1% respectively. In conclusion, the study revealed that burn wounds on patients within Aba metropolis were predominantly infected by Styphylococus aureus.

Keywords: Burn injuries, Aba, patients, Styphylococus aureus


How to Cite

Wariso, C. A., Akunne, N., Barry, I. C., & Aisha, M. (2022). Evaluation of the Diversity Bacterial in Wounds of Burn Patients Hospitalized in Major Hospitals in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science, 5(1), 76–78. Retrieved from https://journalajrdes.com/index.php/AJRDES/article/view/1

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