Comparative antibiotic sensitivity of isolates from two clinical sources

O E Adeleke



Fifty isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from pyoderma and wound infections were screened for their respective sensitivities to six β-lactam antibiotics by the microtitre plate broth-dilution method. The results consistently showed higher percentage sensitivity of the isolates from wounds. It is suggested that the site of isolation of a specific bacterium may influence the choice of antibiotic against an infection.

KeywordsStraphylococcus aureus, Antibiotic sensitivity, Pyoderma and Wounds.