Anorectal Abscesses Bacteriology and the Antibiotics Susceptibility Testing
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
Volume 2, Issue 5, Pages 710-715
Abstractbackground: Anorectal abscesses are a common surgical problem, and the
most common disease of the anorectum.
Objectives: to identify the microorganisms commonly causing the anorectal
abscess and the drugs of chioce for treating these infections.
Materials and Methods: the patients who were admitted in Hilla Teaching General
Hospital during a period of one year from December 2001 to December 2002 were
prospectively studied. The aspirated pus was cultivated aerobically and the isolated
microorganisms were tested for their sensitivity to commonly prescribed antibiotics.
Results: fifty two patients 42 males and 10 females were studied. The most frequently
isolated micro-organisms were Proteus vulgaris (30.76%), Esch.Coli (13.46%) and
Klbesiella spp. (9.61%). The sensitivity pattern was that the cephalosporin's and
aminoglycosides (Gentamycin) were the most potent antibacterial against Proteus and
Conclusion: Anorectal abscesses are most commonly caused by Proteus vulgaris and
Staph aureus which mainly respond to cephalexin and gentamycin.
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