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Table 2 Bacteriological isolates of leprosy ulcers among patients

From: Leprosy ulcers in a rural hospital of Ethiopia: pattern of aerobic bacterial isolates and drug sensitivities

Pathogens Number Percentages
Gram-positive pathogens 20 24.6
Staphylococcus aureus 15 18.5
Methicillin resistant S. aureus 3 3.7
Coagulase negative Staphylococci 2 2.5
Enterococcus faecalis 1 1.2
Streptococcus agalactiae 1 1.2
Streptococcus pyogenes 1 1.2
Gram-negative pathogens 57 70.5
Enterobacteriaceae 49 60.6
Proteus spp. 25 30.9
Proteus mirabilis 21 25.9
Proteus vulgaris 4 4.9
Escherichia coli 17 21.0
Enterobacter cloacae 2 2.5
Klebsiella pneumoniae 2 2.5
Morganella morganii 2 2.5
Providencia rettgeri 1 1.2
Gram-negative non fermantive   
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 8 9.9
Fungal pathogens 4 4.9
Candida spp 4 4.9
Candida albicans 1 1.2
Candida no albicans 3 3.7
Total 81 100
Mixed growth 15* 22.7
Pattern   
Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus spp 3 ** 20.0
Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli 2 13.3
Proteus spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 13.3
Proteus spp and Escherichia coli 2 13.3
Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1 6.7
Proteus spp and Candida sp 1 6.7
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida sp 1 6.7
Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter cloacae 1 6.7
Streptococcus agalactiae and Enterobacter cloacae 1 6.7
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli 1 6.7
S. aureus and Providencia rettgeri 1 6.7
  1. * Percentage of 66 patients with positive results of culture of ulcer.
  2. ** Percentage of 15 patients with mixed growth culture.