ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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Hazim Aziz Naji AL-Hadrawi1 , Raad A. AL-Harmoosh1,2 and Hawraa Natiq Kabroot AL-Fatlawy2
1College of Science, University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq.
2Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques, Al-Toosi University College, Najaf, Iraq.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2019, 13 (4): 2235-2240 | Article Number: 5922 | © The Author(s). 2019
Received: 27/10/2019 | Accepted: 23/11/2019 | Published: 17/12/2019

This Study aims to isolation and identification of Streptococcus pneumonia from patients’ sputum in Najaf governorate. Among 120 samples were collected from patients that are expected to have pneumonia acquired from community in the Center for Respiratory and Thoracic diseases in the Najaf governorate in Al-Sadder medical city. All samples taken from patients after diagnosis by physicians based on the clinical symptoms as well as photographic radiography. Samples were divided into five groups according to the age of patient and the samples collected between April 2018 and the end of March 2019 from both males and females. The results showed the pneumonia rates varied among the months of period study. The highest rate was in November 2018 .But the lowest percentage in the march 2019. The highest number was 24 patients in the age of more than 50 years. But the lowest number was 12 in the age of 20-30 years. The results of the current study showed that number of males infected was superior by 51cases in contrast 29 in females. The current study results also showed different antibiotics sensitivity patterns. All isolates were resistance towards gentamicin, ampicillin, amoxicillin and tetracycline. And one isolate which was sensitive to polymyxin.


Streptococcus pneumonia, sputum, antibiotics sensitivity, amoxicillin and tetracycline.

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