Effect of Turmeric (Curcuma) on Bacteria Isolated from Burn Wound Infection in Some Patients in Al-Jomhouri Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen
Keywords:Microbes, turmeric extract, burn wound, Al-Jomhouri Hospital.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of Turmeric (Curcuma) on bacteria isolated from burn wound infection in some patients in Al-Jomhouri Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen. A total of 100 burn wound swab samples were taken from hospitalized patients who presented invasive burn wound infection from both sex and average age of 10-55 years from 1/4/2018 to 20/6/2018. All swabs were subjected to conventional cultural and biochemical methods for microbial enumeration. Staphylococcus aureus was most common isolate with 53.3% incidence, followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (33.3%), E.coil (3.3%), Enterobacter spp. (3.3%), Salmonella typhi (3.3%) and Klebsiella spp. with (3.3%). The turmeric extract was found to have an effect on Staphylococcus aureus and did not affect the rest of the bacterial isolates.