Relationship between Boil Infections and Staphylococcus aureus Carriers in Iraqi Individuals

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the most commoncausative agent of boil and to explore the carrier state fortheir bacteria .Swabs were taken from boil of 100 affected patients inaddition to smears and microscopical examination which were collected from nostril, axilla and perinal area of 100 healthy individuals .The results showed that Staphylococcus aureus was the most common causative agent of boils in the studied sam-ples ( 90 of 137 isolates ) followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa ( 17 out of total isolates ), while Staphylococcus