Role of Some Virulence Genes and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from Different Clinical Samples

  • Noor M. Almusawy Ashwak B. Al-Hashimy


A total of (200) clinical specimens were taken from the patients with various age groups (3-60) years, from (Al Yarmouk Teaching Hospitals) in Baghdad from beginning of December 2021 to the end of March 2022, different specimens included wounds, burns, ear and diabetic foot swabs.  All specimen were cultured on (MacConkey agar and cetrimide agar). The culture results revealed 53 isolates to the Pseudomonas bacteria depend on culture characteristic, while the conformation by Vitek2 system showed that 53 isolates belonged to the genus P. aerugenosa. Antibiotic susceptibility of the bacterial isolates against 8 types of antibiotics. isolates showed resistance to: amikacin (94.3%), gentamicin (86.7%), tobramycin (84.9%), ceftazidime (90.5%), imipenem (38.09%), meropenem (30.1%), ciprofloxacin (0%), ceftriaxone (66.03%).