International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Short Communication

Antibiotics resistance and susceptibility pattern of a strain of Staphylococus aureus associated with acne

Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon
  • Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon
  • Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Information Technology and Applied Sciences, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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Adesola Adetutu Ajayi
  • Adesola Adetutu Ajayi
  • Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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O. O. Akintunde
  • O. O. Akintunde
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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Patrick Ojo Olutiola
  • Patrick Ojo Olutiola
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 01 July 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2010

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from an individual with acne. The isolate was Gram positive, spherical and in clusters, golden yellow on mannitol salt agar and non spore forming. Biochemical tests showed that it was unable to hydrolyze gelatin but able to ferment glucose, galactose and mannitol. It produced catalase and coagulase enzymes. It was able to utilize citrate as sole carbon source but was indole negative. It was Methyl Red positive and Voges-Proskauer negative. It was sensitive to gentamicin, tetracycline, amoxicillin, augmentin, chloramphenicol and sulphamethoxazole but resistant to ampicillin, erythromycin, cloxacillin, cotrimoxazole, streptomycin and penicillin.

Key words: Antibiotics, resistance, susceptibility, acne, Staphylococcus aureus.