Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 3, Issue 1,2005
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Bacteriological study of isolates from seminal fluids of infertile men in Ila and Ifedore local government areas, Osun State, South-Western Nigeria


Y. A. Kosamat 1, T. T. Adebolu 2*

Recieved Date: 2004-08-15, Accepted Date: 2004-11-28


A total of 47 seminal fluids from men with fertility problems were investigated during the period of study (October, 2003 – February, 2004). The seminal fluids were processed for semen analysis, culture and sensitivity. Semen analysis results showed that 22 samples (46.8%) had low sperm count (less than 20 million cells/ml), 4 (8.5%) borderline count, 11 (23.4%) moderate oligospermia (1-20 million sperm cells/ml), 3 (6.4%) severe oligospermia (less than 1 million sperm cells/ml) and 7 (14.9%) azoospermia (no sperm cells in the seminal fluid). Thirty-four (72.1%) of the semen specimens collected yielded growth of bacteria. The isolates included Staphylococcus aureus (61.8%), Escherichia coli (14.7%), Klebsiella spp. (11.7%) and Proteus spp. (11.7%). The bacterial isolates were collectively sensitive to rocephin (100%) and peflacin (100%) irrespective of the organism. For the isolated S. aureus, the least effective antibiotics were ampicillin (10%) and penicillin (10%), for E. coli ampicillin (20%), for Klebsiella spp. and Proteusspp. chloramphenicol (25%) and streptomycin (25%) respectively.


Antibiogram, azoospermia, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Proteus spp., Staphylococcus aureus, oligospermia

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2005
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 73-74

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