Etiology and Drug Resistance Pattern of Osteomyelitis Associated with Combat-Related Injuries in Iraqi Patients
Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 11 (2); 73-78
April 1, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
October 16, 2009
December 29, 2009
M. Etiology and Drug Resistance Pattern of Osteomyelitis Associated with Combat-Related Injuries in Iraqi Patients,
Shiraz E-Med J.
Online ahead of Print
Osteomyelitis is a progressive infection of bone that results in inflammatory destruction of
the bone. The aim of this study was to detemine etiological agents of osteomylitis and management
of it in Iraqi Patients admitted in an Iranian Hospital. This study carried out by
Doctors without Borders (MSF group) in Imam Hussein Hospital of Mehran with cooperation
of Milad Hospital. Surgical debridement, bone graft, fixation and antibiotic therapy were the
major management programe and. The most prevalent organisms isolated from patients
included Staphylococcus aureus, E.coli and Klebseilla pneumonia. The majority of these
microorganisms were resistant to third generation of cephalosporins. Colistin was the sole
antibiotic which most of gram-negative rods were susceptible to it. Nearly 34 % isolates of
S.aureus were resistant to methicillin .All isolates of S.aureus were susceptible to vancomycin.
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