Author(s): Mahmoud. I. S, Altaif. K. I, Hailat I. A, Al-Jewari W. M, Wayyes A


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00497   

Address: Mahmoud. I. S1, Altaif. K. I2, Hailat I. A2, Al-Jewari W. M1, Wayyes A1
1Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Rafidain University College, Baghdad, Iraq.
2Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Middle East University, Amman - Jordan.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 15,      Issue - 7,     Year - 2022

This work is aimed to find the common bacteria which causes meningitis in different age groups of patients attending AL-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital and AL-Khadymia Pediatrics Hospital in Baghdad City. It is also targeted to determine the Pattern of the susceptibilities of the bacterial isolates from CSF samples to the commonly used antimicrobials in these two hospitals. Each CSF sample was collected under aseptic conditions by a well trained staff. Transferred soon to the laboratory, All CSF samples were subjected to well-known established microbiological techniques for the final diagnosis of the bacterial isolates. For Antimicrobial susceptibility tests, each bacterial isolate was subjected to the modified Kirby – Bauer method to find out whether an isolate is sensitive or resistant to a certain drug (antibiotic) based on the size of the zone – of growth inhibition as that of the manufacture information. Based on gender, it has been found that S. pneumonia represented the highest number among female group. From the age point of view, it has been found that S. pneumonia and H. influenza represented the highest percentage for the age groups of (5-7) and (8-10) years respectively. From the results of the antimicrobial susceptibility test the overall picture is that of multi – drug resistance of the bacterial isolates e.g H. influenza and N.meningitidis are completely (100%) resistant to Imipenem.

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Mahmoud. I. S, Altaif. K. I, Hailat I. A, Al-Jewari W. M, Wayyes A. Multi-drug Resistant bacterial causes of Meningitis in different age groups. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(7):2983-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00497

Mahmoud. I. S, Altaif. K. I, Hailat I. A, Al-Jewari W. M, Wayyes A. Multi-drug Resistant bacterial causes of Meningitis in different age groups. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(7):2983-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00497   Available on:

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