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Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2016, 4(4), 85-87
DOI: 10.12691/jaem-4-4-3
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Etiologic Agents and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Urines of Antiretroviral Therapy Users

Jean-Marie Liesse Iyamba1, , Cyprien Mbundu Lukukula1, Daniel Tassa Okombe1, José Mulwahali Wambale1, Joseph Welo Unya1, Ickel Kakongo Kabangwa2, Christian Hemedi Asani3 and Takaisi Kikuni NB1

1Laboratory of Experimental and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2Unité d’Enseignement et de Recherche de Microbiologie, Section Techniques de Laboratoire, Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

3Laboratoire de Bactériologie de l’Hôpital de l’Amitié Sino-Congolaise, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Pub. Date: August 05, 2016

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Jean-Marie Liesse Iyamba, Cyprien Mbundu Lukukula, Daniel Tassa Okombe, José Mulwahali Wambale, Joseph Welo Unya, Ickel Kakongo Kabangwa, Christian Hemedi Asani and Takaisi Kikuni NB. Etiologic Agents and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Urines of Antiretroviral Therapy Users. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2016; 4(4):85-87. doi: 10.12691/jaem-4-4-3


The aim of this study was to determine the etiologic agents and the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolated among antiretroviral therapy users with asymptomatic urinary tract infections. Urine samples were collected for the diagnostic purpose. Uropathogen bacteria were identified using microbiological conventional methods, and the antibiotic susceptibility test was carried out using disk diffusion method. The predominant microorganisms isolated were Escherichia coli (49.6 %) followed by coagulase negative staphylococci (18.4 %) and Staphylococcus aureus (14.1%). All Staphylococcus aureus identified were resistant to methicillin and multidrug resistant. The results of the present study suggest the use antibiotic susceptibility test before treatment of urinary tract infection in human immunodeficiency virus infected patients.

human immunodeficiency virus etiologic agents Staphylococcus aureus antibiotics Democratic Republic of Congo

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