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Index Copernicus ICV 2015: 85.95
NAAS RATING 2017: 5.38
Blood stream infections (BSI) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Bacteremia is an important and common cause of septicaemia in all age groups. The incidence of bacteremia and the causative bacteria and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern varies with time and place. The present work is a retrospective study of bacteria isolated from blood cultures of patients with suspected bacteremia and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. Escherichia coli was the most common isolate among gram negative bacilli (GNB) followed by Staphylococcus aureus among gram positive cocci (GPC). The incidence was high among male children in the age group of 1-10 years. Imipenem was the most effective drug against Escherichia coli and Vancomycin against Staphylococcus aureus.