Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1146-1151
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.1146.1151
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail
Antibiogram Sensitivity Pattern of Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolated from Patients with Sore Throat and Pneumonia Infections
Uzma Malik , Noor-us-Saba and Ali Abbas Qazilbash

Abstract:
Strains of Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus pneumoniae, isolated from clinical samples (125 throat swabs and 100 sputum) from patients suffering from sore throat and pneumonia infections, were subjected to a series of culture sensitivity tests against known antibiotics to determine their antibiogram patterns. Of the S. pyogenes isolates, all were found to be sensitive to penicillin and cefrioxone, whereas some of the strains showed complete resistance against cotrimoxazole (88.9%), oxacillin (22.2%), cephradine (22.2%) and erythromycin (11.1%). As for the S. pneumoniae strains, all the isolates in this study were sensitive to vancomycin and cephradine, whereas 80% showed complete resistance to kanamycin, 60% to gentamycin, 20% to cotrimoxazole, 20% to tetracycline and 10% to penicillin. Strains of S. pneumoniae (20%) displayed intermediate resistance to erythromycin. Inadequate diagnostic procedures, un-supervised, improper use of antibiotics and easy access to prescription drugs may contribute to the rise of resistant strains. To combat such trends approved strategies must encompass legislative enforcement through strict enforcement of the laws related to sales of prescription drugs, involvement of clinicians, pharmacies and civil society pressure groups to ensure the rational and correct use of prescription drugs.
PDF References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

Uzma Malik , Noor-us-Saba and Ali Abbas Qazilbash , 2005. Antibiogram Sensitivity Pattern of Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolated from Patients with Sore Throat and Pneumonia Infections. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 1146-1151.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.1146.1151

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2005.1146.1151

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       

       

Curve Bottom