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Bacterial Skin Colonization in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema Syndrome [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2013; 21(4): 173-178

Bacterial Skin Colonization in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema Syndrome

Ihsan E. Al-Saimary1, Sundis S. Bakr1, Khalil E. Al-Hamdi2
1Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq.
2Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq.

From a total of 286 cases of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) patients, 94.4% and 86.36% yielded positive cultures of eczematous lesions and healthy area of AD skin. Twenty various bacterial types and a total of 959 and 744 isolates were identified from each of above areas respectively. Staph. aureus was the predominant bacterial agent isolated from 60.48% of eczematous lesions, while Staph. epidermidis was predominantly from 57.34% of healthy areas of AD patients (P< 0.001). The bacterial numbers ranged from (0.0292.0)x105cell/cm2
in eczematous lesions and (0.11-23.0)x 103cell/cm2 in healthy areas of atopic skin (P<0.001).

Keywords: Atopic dermatitis (AD), bacteria, patient skin.


Ihsan E. Al-Saimary, Sundis S. Bakr, Khalil E. Al-Hamdi. Bacterial Skin Colonization in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema Syndrome. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2013; 21(4): 173-178

Corresponding Author: Ihsan E. Al-Saimary, Iraq


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