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Antibiotics Susceptibility Profile of Wounds Isolates
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Antibiotics Susceptibility Profile of Wounds Isolates

Abdulbagi Saeed Elbala1, Abobaker Safe ELdeen Elkheir1, Elnaim Bushra Ahmed1,2 and Babiker Saad Almugadam1*
1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of ElImam ElMahdi, Kosti City, Sudan
2Department of Medical Laboratory Investigations, Kosti Police Hospital, Kosti city, Sudan
*Corresponding Author: Babiker Saad Almugadam, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of ElImam ElMahdi, Kosti City, Sudan, Tel: 00249917717034, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 12, 2018 / Accepted Date: Apr 21, 2018 / Published Date: Apr 27, 2018

Abstract

Background: Wounds infection occurs due to contamination of wounds with microbes. Wounds infection can lead to serious complications as a result of localize or hematogenous spread of their causative pathogens.
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the susceptibility of Enterobacteriaceae isolates to commonly use antibiotics for wounds infections.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional, hospital and laboratory based study, carried out during period from October 2016 to August 2017. Wound swab was collected from each participant and cultured directly on blood and MacConkey agar; then incubated at 37°C aerobically for 24 hours. Each isolate was identified base on culture characters, Gram stain and manual biochemical tests. All isolates (hindered) which presumptively identified as a member of Enterobacteriaceae were further subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). Statistical analysis was performed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software version 16.
Results: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing showed an emerge in antimicrobial resistant, among wounds isolates and there is significant difference in the susceptibility of this isolates to antibiotics. Most isolates were sensitive to IPM, and all were resistant to CTR 100%.
Conclusions: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing will be performed as a routine test for patients with wounds infections. Further studies must focus on other highly active and cheaper alternative therapies.

Keywords: Antibiotics; Enterobacteriaceae; Sudan; Wound infection; Wounds isolates

Introduction

Wounds break the integrity of the skin and allow for organisms to gain access to tissues and cause infection [1]. Most wounds are contaminated by microbes, but always infection does not develop in most cases. A complex interplay between host immunity, microbes, and surgical factors ultimately determines the prevention or establishment of a wound infection [2]. Infections arising in surgical sites are one of the most major nosocomial infections [3]. Extracellular wounds infection is most common than intracellular infection [4].Wounds can be broadly categorized as having either an acute or a chronic etiology [5]. Infected wounds can lead to serious local and systemic complications. When the infection extended to blood stream, bacteria may spread and cause infection in other organs [6]. Wound infections occur mainly as a result of multiplication of bacteria such as Enterobacteriaceae that are family of oxidase negative, Gram negative bacilli [7]. Multidrug resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae has been emerge among wounds infections worldwide which reduce the choices of selected antimicrobials therapies [8,9,10]. This study aimed to evaluate the susceptibility of Enterobacteriaceae isolates to commonly using antibiotics for treatment of wounds infections.

Materials and Methods

Study design, area, and duration

This observational, descriptive, cross sectional, hospital and laboratory base study, carried out in Kosti city of Sudan, during period of October 2016 to August 2017. Kosti is 317 km far from Khartoum to the south of Sudan (Figure 1). Study area is 39,701 km2 and their population about 1,140,694 (2008). A large number of people from Kosti locality and surrounding zones come to Kosti Teaching Hospital as outpatients to make their laboratory investigations and get their treatments.

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Figure 1: The location of study area (Figure was taken using Google Map, Satellite).

Sampling

Only Enterobacteriaceae isolates were included in this study. All samples were collected from wounds on the base of randomize selection using cotton tipped swab under aseptic condition. During study duration a total of 100 Enterobacteriaceae (P. mirabilis 33, K. pneumoniae 25, E. coli 23, E. aerogenes 11, C. freundii 8 ) were isolated from patients of different gender and ages, who came to Kosti Teaching Hospital suffering from wounds infections.

Isolation and identification

Wound swab were collected from each participant and cultured directly on blood and MacConkey agar and then incubated at 37°C aerobically for 24 hours [11]. Each isolate was identified based on culture characters, Gram stain and manual biochemical tests [12]. All isolates (hindered) which presumptively were identified as a member of Enterobacteriaceae were further subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST).

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Each isolate was examined for their susceptibility to Bioanalyse antibiotics includes Amoxyclav (AMC) 30μg ,Ceftriaxone (CTR) 30μg , Cefotaxime (CTX) 30μg , Gentamycin (GEN) 10μg , Penicillin G (PG) 10μg , Imipenem (IPM) 10μg , and Meropenem (MEM) 10μg using modified Kirby Bauer disk diffusion technique according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines 2011 [13]. E. coli ATCC25922 strain was used as control strain.

Ethical consideration

This study was approved by department of microbiology, University of El Imam El Mahdi; and conducted according to declaration of Helsinki. Each sample was collected after he or she accepted and known that they are participate in clinical study. Verbal consent was taken from each participant.

Statistical analysis

The collected data were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software version 16 and presented in form of table. One way Anova test was done and p value less than 0.05 were considered significant.

Result

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing showed an emerge in antimicrobial resistant among wounds isolates and there is a significant difference in the susceptibility of this isolates to most applied antibiotics. Most isolates were sensitive to IPM, and all were resistant to CTR 100%, as we displayed in Table 1.

Antibiotics E. coli C. freundii E. aerogenes K. pneumoniae P. mirabilis P value
CTR S 0% (0/23) 0% (0/8) 0% (0/11) 0% (0/25) 0% (0/33) -
R 100% (23/23) 100% (8/8) 100% (11/11) 100% (25/25) 100% (33/33)
CTX S 4.3% (1/23) 0%(0/8) 0% (0/11) 24% (6/25) 0% (0/33) 0.003
R 95.7% (22/23) 100% (8/8) 100% (11/11) 76% (19/25) 100% (33/33)
AMC S 34.8% (8/23) 0% (0/8) 100% (11/11) 16% (4/25) 0% (0/33) 0
R 65.2% (15/23) 100% (8/8) 0% (0/11) 84% (21/25) 100% (33/33)
GEN S 34.8% (8/23) 100% (8/8) 100% (11/11) 88% (22/25) 24.24% (8/33) 0
R 65.2% (15/23) 0% (0/8) 0% (0/11) 12 % (3/25) 75.76% (25/33)
PG S 17.4% (4/23) 12.5% (1/8) 45.5% (5/11) 12% (3/25) 0% (0/33) 0.003
R 82.6% (19/23) 87.5% (7/8) 54.5% (6/11) 88% (22/25) 100% (33/33)
IPM S 95.7% (22/23) 100% (8/8) 100% (11/11) 92% (23/25) 100% (33/33) 0.431
R 4.3% (1/23) 0% (0/8) 0% (0/11) 8% (2/25) 0% (0/33)
MEM S 87% (20/23) 0% (0/8) 54.5% (6/11) 80% (20/25) 69.7% (23/33) 0
R 13% (3/23) 100% (8/8) 45.5% (5/11) 20% (5/25) 30.3% (10/33)

Table 1: Susceptibility of Enterobacteriaceae isolates to antibiotics.

All C. freundii , E. aerogenes and P. mirabilis isolates were resistant to CTR and CTX and sensitive to IPM. And all E. coli isolates were resistant to CTX and sensitive to IPM and MEM.

Discussion

Wounds infection is the most critical problem especially in the presence of foreign materials that can increase the risk of complications [14]. The emergence of antibiotics resistance and its rapid spread were considered as major threats to the public health worldwide [15-17]. Our study results reveal there is a significant difference in the susceptibility of wounds isolates to antibiotics and all wounds isolates were resistant to CTR 100%.

This study was found all E. coli isolates were resistant to CTR and most were resistant to CTX (95.7%), PG (82.6%), AMC (65.2%) and GEN (65.2%); while most were sensitive to IPM 95.7%, and MEM (87%). This result disagree with Manikandan C et al, 2013 study that reported the resistance rate of E. coli isolates to CTR, CTX and GEN were 37.5%, 87.5% and 37.5 % respectively [8]. And we disagree with Mohammed A et al, 2013 study that reported the resistance rate of E. coli isolates to CTX and GEN was 89% for each one [18]. Also our results disagree with Bessa LJ et al, 2015 study which reported the resistance rate of E. coli isolates to CTX, MEM and GEN to be 23.5%, 0.0% and 11.8% respectively [19].

As we displayed in Table 1 all C. freundii and E. aerogenes isolates were resistant to both CTR and CTX, and sensitive to GEN and IPM; while most of them were resistant to PG. Also all C. freundii isolates were resistant to AMC and MEM. While all E. aerogenes isolates were sensitive to AMC and most were sensitive to MEM (54.5%). This results disagree with Mohammed A et al, 2013 study that reported the resistance rate of Citrobacter spp. isolates to CTX and GEN were 76%, and 57% respectively and the resistance rate of Entrobacter spp. isolates to CTX and GEN were 86%, and 71% respectively [18].

Our study results found all K. pneumoniae isolates were resistant to CTR and most were resistant to PG (88%), AMC (84%), and CTX (76%). Also most K. pneumoniae isolates were sensitive to IPM (92%), GEN (88%), and MEM (80%). This result disagree with Mohammed A et al, 2013 study that reported the resistance rate of Klebsiella spp. isolates to CTX and GEN were 56%, and 78% respectively [18]. Also we disagree with Sultana S et al, 2015 study that reported the percentage of sensitivity of Klebsiella spp. isolates to CTR, GEN, and IPM were 11.11%, 55.55%, and 77.77% respectively [20].

As we mentioned in the results section, all P. mirabilis isolates were resistant to CTR, CTX, AMC and PG; and sensitive to IPM. And most were sensitive to MEM (69.7%) and resistant to GEN (75.76%). This result disagree with Mohammed A et al, 2013 study that reported the resistance rate of P. mirabilis isolates to GEN was 21% [18]. And disagree with Mohammed A et al, study in the resistance rate of P. mirabilis isolates to CTX which reported as 32% in Mohammed A et al, study [18]. Also we disagree with Bessa LJ et al, 2015 study which reported the resistance rate of P. mirabilis isolates to CTX, MEM and GEN were 42.8%, 3.6% and 53.6% respectively [19].

The difference in our results when compared with other studies results may arise from the difference in study population or availability of non-prescribed antibiotics in Sudan [21]. Our study found that there is a significant difference in the susceptibility of wounds isolates for all applied antibiotics except IPM and suggests IPM is only drug of value for wounds infections cause by Enterobacteriaceae and the use of combined therapy can achieve a highly synergistic affect to treat wounds infections.

Conclusions

Successful treatment of wounds infections will eliminate the pathogens and prevent the serious complications of wounds infections. Microbiological investigations are very important for selection of proper treatment especially in patients with chronic or open wounds infections. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing will be performed as a routine test for patients with wounds infections. Further studies must focus on other highly active and cheaper alternative therapies.

Acknowledgements

Authors would like to thanks participant patients, and staff of Kosti Teaching Hospital for their support during samples collection.

References

Citation: Elbala AS, Elkheir ASE, Ahmed EB, Almugadam BS (2018) Antibiotics Susceptibiltiy Profile of Wounds Isolates. J Antimicrob Agents 4: 169. DOI: 10.4172/2472-1212.1000169

Copyright: © 2018 Almugadam BS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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