International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 6 (2013) pp. 195-203
Antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial strains isolated from wound infection patients in Pattukkottai, Tamilnadu, India
C. Manikandan* and A. Amsath
P.G. and Research Department of Zoology, Khadir Mohideen College, Adirampattinam-614 701, Tamil Nadu, India *Corresponding author e-mail:
The distribution of various pathogens causing wound infection was evaluated in Pattukkottai, Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu. A total of seventy wound swab specimens were collected and cultured, of which all samples showed bacterial growth. Six different species of bacteria were isolated. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (42.9%) and Staphylococcus aureus (24.3%) were the most common organisms followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis (15.7%), Proteus spp. (8.6%), E.coli (5.7%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (2.8%). The antibiotic susceptibility test of the bacterial isolate was performed by Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. Majority of the bacterial isolates were resistant to almost all the antimicrobials employed. Among all the bacterial isolates, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae were found to be highly resistant to commonly used antibiotics. High rate of multiple antibiotic resistances was observed in both Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial species recovered.
Wound infections; Bacteriology; Multi-drug resistant; susceptibility patterns.