A Microbiological Survey of Ear Infections in Inhabitants of Erbil City

Keywords: Ear infection, antibiotic sensitivity test, Pseudomonas, amikacin


this study was carried out to indicate the number of infected individuals with ear infection from different genders and ages determine the antibiotic sociability for the ear swab bacterial isolates. A total of 82 ear swabs were obtained in Erbil City from various hospitals and labs. Males made up 48 (59%) of the 81 samples, while females made up 33 (41%). 0-10 years had the most bacteria isolated from ear swabs, followed by 11-20 years and then 21-40 years. Pseudomonas spp. were the most prevalent bacteria found in all of the swabs (43 percent). Pathogenic bacteria were found in 70% of the samples, while no growth was seen in 30% of the swabs. Many bacterial isolates were found to be sensitive to the antibiotic Amikacin, which was determined to have the best effect on 35 of them. Clotrimazole was shown to be the least effective antibiotic on numerous bacterial strains, with 19 being resistant.


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Author Biographies

Treska D. kamil, Department of Medical Microbiology, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraq

Treska Dh. Kamil is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Medical Microbiology , College of science, Cihan University. She got the B.Sc. degree in Biology, the M.Sc. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Her research interests are in Medical Microbiology , Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriology. 

Ameena S. M. Juma, Department of Medical Microbiology, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraq

Ameena S. M. Juma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil. She got the B.Sc. degree in Biology, the M.Sc. degree in Medical Microbiology and the Ph.D. degree in Medical Microbiology. His research interests are in Medical Parasitology, Medical Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Ameena is a member of Biology Syndicate.


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kamil T, Juma A, Ubeid M. A Microbiological Survey of Ear Infections in Inhabitants of Erbil City. cuesj [Internet]. 20Aug.2022 [cited 16Jun.2024];6(2):62-7. Available from: https://journals.cihanuniversity.edu.iq/index.php/cuesj/article/view/691
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