THE EFFECT OF VINEGAR SOLUTION ON THE BACTERIA THAT CAUSE IMPETIGO

Abstract

Out of fourty six samples collected from impetigo patients, fourty-two bacterialisolates were obtained, Staphylococcus aureus was constitute 24 isolates, Streptococcuspyogenes was 14 isolates and Proteus mirabilis was only 4 isolates . The sensitivity of thesebacterial isolates were tested against 7 different antibiotics . It was shown that the highestsensitivity of there isolates were against Erythromycin and Mithicillin , were as bothCiprofloxacin and Piperacillin were the most active inhibitors of the tested bacteria . On theother hand , the activity of vinegar solution of different concentration were tested against thedifferent bacterial species isolated from impetigo cases, The results showed that the majorityof bacterial isolates were sensitive to concentration between 2-32 mgml. The MIC and MBCof vinegar solutions toward the three bacterial species were as follows ; for Proteus mirabiliswere 0.5-1.0 mgml , for Streptococcus pyogenes were 0.5-0.75 mgml and for Staphylococcusaureus were 0.15-0.25 mgml respectively . .