ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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Zena K. Khalil, Alyaa M. Hadi and Saif S. Al-Kamil
Middle Technical University, Technical medical institute, Al-Mansur, Iraq.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2018;12(3):1455-1463 | © The Author(s). 2018
Received: 10/06/2018 | Accepted: 20/07/2018 | Published: 30/09/2018

The study included 234 patients attended to Iben AL-Haithem hospital of ophthalmology in Baghdad city having microbial keratitis , at age of (18-81) years for the period from  September 2017- April 2018 . there were  147 ( 63% ) patients with bacterial keratitis and 87 (37%) with fungal keratitis . Men with bacterial keratitis represented 60% (88) and women 40% (59) , while men with fungal keratitis were 61% (53) and women 39% (34),  the number of the patients with bacterial keratitis were 82(56%) and 51(59%) with fungal keratitis from Baghdad while the internally displaced were 62(44%) with bacterial and 36(41%) with fungal keratitis , the percentage of patients with bacterial keratitis and fungal keratitis were both (34%)  at mean age of 73 ± 2.3 y . Most patients with bacterial keratitis recorded having diabetes mellitus(39%) while the diabetic with fungal keratitis represented (41%) , The results revealed that gram-positive bacteria was 102 (69%) and gram negative 45 ( 31%) , S.aureus was the most common cause of bacterial keratitis42(29%),  followed by S.epidermidis  36(24%) then Streptococcus spp. 24(16%), Pseudomonas spp. 17 (12%) , Proteus,  spp. 13 (9%), Escherichia coli  9(6%) and Enterobacter spp 6(4%)  while Aspergillus fumigates represented 26(30%) as the most common cause of fungal keratitis , Aspergillus flavus 19(22%), Aspergillus niger 16(18%)  , Pencillium spp 11(13%), Fusarium oxysporium. 8(9%) , Fusarium solani 5(6%) and Candida spp 2(2%) . S. aureus isolates were susceptible to Cloramphenicol and  Ciprofloxacin (83%)  while they were resistant to Clindamycin (57%) . S.epidermidis isolates were susceptible to   Cloramphenicol and Amikacin (86%) ,Streptococcus spp were susceptible to  Tetracycline and Clindamycin  (88% ,83%) , Pseudomonas spp showed their high susceptibility to Tetracycline(96%) followed by Cloramphenicol and Ciprofloxacin (88%) both each, Enterobacter spp were susceptible to  Tetracycline and Gentamicin (100%) while  E.coli  were susceptible to  Cloramphenicol (100%)  followed by Ciprofloxacin and  Gentamicin (89%) both, fungal isolates were susceptible to all types of antibiotics used in the study as  (98%) of Aspergillus spp isolates were sensitive to Itraconazole (98%) Voriconazole, Amphotericin B and Natamycin (95%,93% ,92%) respectively, Pencillium spp. were sensitive to Amphotericin B (100%) then Natamycin and Itraconazole (91%) both, Fusarium spp were sensitive to Natamycin and Itraconazole (100%), Candida isolates were sensitive (100%) to Amphotericin B, Natamycin and Voriconazole.


Bacterial and fungal keratitis, Antibiotic susceptibility, Ibn Al-Haitham hospital of ophthalmology Baghdad, Iraq

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