African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5210

Full Length Research Paper

Anti- tuberculosis activities of medicinal plants used in the treatment of tuberculosis in HIV patients in Nigeria

Anochie, P. I.1, Onyejepu, N.1, Ogu A. C.2, Adetunji, M. A.1, Efere, L. O.1, Onyeozirila, A. C.3, Onyeneke, E. C.4, Onyeneke, C. N.5, Obinna, J. U.6, Srikanth, A.7 and Bueno, J.8
  1Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. 2Department of Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK. 3Department of Medicine, Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria. 4Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. 5Department of Microbiology, Abia State University, Abia State, Nigeria. 6Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Ogun State, Nigeria. 7School of Biosciences Technology, VIT University, India. 8Grupo de Micobacterias, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogota, D.C, Colombia.
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  •  Accepted: 19 April 2011
  •  Published: 18 May 2011



The risk of infection in burnt patients is high and at the present the antibiotic resistance of bacteria isolated from these patients has increased. Therefore, the aim of this study was detection of antibiotic resistance pattern of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aereus andPseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burnt patients to some current antibiotics. The results showed that all of isolates were resistance to tested antibiotics, therefore the control and preventing of infection in hospital burn units is necessary.


Key words: Antibiotic resistance, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus,Pseudomonas aeruginosa, burnt patients.