African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Table of Content: 14 October, 2015; 9(41)

October 2015

Shigellosis associated with appendicitis and peritonitis

Appendix perforation is one of the many causes of secondary peritonitis. In this report, a case of peritonitis caused by Shigella sonnei in a 7-year-old child was presented. A 7-year-old male patient was presented with tenderness in the right lower quadrant and positive rebound tenderness test on physical examination. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed appendicular colitis and intraabdominal free...

Author(s): Hakan Sezgin Sayiner, Musa Abes, Burak Ekrem Citil, Hasan Ogunc Apaydin, Sadik Akgun, Ali Haydar Baykan, Halil Ibrahim Erdogdu, Haci Mehmet Inan and Selcuk Aksoz

October 2015

Potential pathogenic bacterial contaminants of shared utility devices in a university setting at Al-Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

The microbial contamination of shared devices in work places could serve as potential sources for community acquired infections. This study investigated the potential bacterial pathogens in a university work place. Swab samples collected from office and toilet doors handles/knobs, washroom tap heads, elevator buttons and computer keyboards were plated out and isolates were identified using the Vitek 2 compact automated...

Author(s): Lorina Ineta Badger-Emeka, Abdulrahman Abdulhadi Al-Sultan,  Hajer Salman Al-Dehailan,  Nouf Khaled Al-Humini, Fatimah Ahamd Al- Najja and Hani Mohammed Al-Farhan

October 2015

Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Gram-negative bacilli isolated from a Teaching Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) are commonly implicated in clinical diseases. However, with their increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents, treatment becomes a challenge. This study has been conducted at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia over a period of one month from July to August 2011. Identification and antibiotic sensitivity tests of GNB were performed using standard microbiological...

Author(s): Razina M. Zaman, Magda M. Aly and Noof R. Helmi