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World Journal of Microbiology

Occurrence and antibiotic susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from throat of patients that attended federal medical centre Umuahia, Abia state

Nwankwo I. U, Ifediora A.C. Onwuakor C.E, Adonu N. C

Department of Microbiology ,College of Natural Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Accepted 25 June, 2016.

Citation: Nwankwo IU, Ifediora AC, Onwuakor CE, Adonu NC (2016). Occurrence and antibiotic susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from throat of patients that attended federal medical centre Umuahia, Abia state. World Journal of Microbiology, 3(1): 061-063.

Copyright: © 2016 Nwankwo et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

A total of 24 throat samples were collected from Patients in Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, to evaluate the prevalence of S. pyogenes and its antibiotic sensitivity. 17(70.8%) samples yielded Streptococcus pyogenes which was identified following some identification test. The incident rate was higher among those within the age of 5-25 years (53%). 58% of the isolate were from females. S. pyogenens showed 100% sensitivity to levofloxacin, vancomycin, penicillin G and amoxicillin and was resistant to tetracycline (58.8%). Penicillin, amoxicillin, levofloxacin and vancomycin could serve at first line drug of choice for the treatment of S. pyogenes infection.

Key words: Occurrence, resistance, Streptococcus pyogenes, Umuahia